With many parents home schooling their children, it comes as no surprise that we are struggling to get that precious "me time" more than ever.
With this in mind, experts at DIYS.com were intrigued to find out which crafts will keep your child distracted the longest. In order to do so, 1,635 parents were sent a range of popular craft activities, and were asked to time and record the noise level of their child whilst they were involved in each craft.
The noise level reaching above 60 decibels (equivalent to an average conversation noise level) is an indicator that the child is no longer engrossed in the activity and the timer was stopped.*
Here are the top ten crafts your kids can do that'll keep them entertained and, more importantly, give you some much needed time for yourself....
And finally, at number ten, is sewing, with an average time of twenty three minutes.
One things that all the experts at DIYS.com can all agree on, and that's when your child crafts, even if only for a half an hour a day, it enhances their decision-making skills, improves their self-esteem, and gives them a more engaged way to relax. Oh, and, it gives you the parent just a little more time in the day to do you!