Crafts and bedtime aren’t two ideas that typically go hand-in-hand, but if you choose the right crafts, they can actually make your nighttime ritual more memorable, enjoyable, and effective. Here are 6 clever crafts that make bedtime better. Some will need to be made during the day to enjoy at bedtime and some can be integrated right into your evening routine.
Monster Sleep Masks from Spoonful
These monstrously cute sleep masks are easy to make out of fleece and felt. They are also easy to customize (cute baby animals, anyone?) and since these fabrics don’t fray, you don’t have to worry about hemming.
Shadow Puppets from Handmade Charlotte
No more trying to figure out how to entangle your fingers into wild animal shapes, these printable shadow puppets make it so easy!
Bedtime Sensory Tub from Nurture Store
Tired children sometimes need a little direction and sensory play offers an activity idea that’s interesting, but also calming and relaxing.
Streamer Bed Curtains from Spoonful
A quick and easy substitute for the kid who’d like a canopy!
Personalized Pillowcase from Brit + Co
Let your kids customize their pillows to help them embrace bedtime!
Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bags from Live More Daily
If you’re not much of a sewer, use fleece or felt and fabric glue. We promise your child won’t notice if you’re not Martha Stewart!
Have you ever made a bedtime craft? Share your ideas, links, and pictures in the comments!