Looking for an activity for the rainy days or something to do indoors on the weekends? Keep children away from screens and let them explore their creative side while creating fun decorations for their room or small gifts to share with family and friends.
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Crafts are a great way for kids to improve fine motor skills and enjoy sensory play. The best part is you don’t need a million tools to get started, and most supplies can be ordered online or picked up at your local mall.
So the next time your kid tells you he’s bored. Try one of these 10 craft projects, which will keep them busy for hours.
1. Make a woolen pompom
Not only are they fun to make, but they make a cute decoration in your child’s room! With so many yarn colors to choose from, this underrated activity becomes very addicting! For those who are up for a challenge, you can take your pom pom set to the next level and add more colors.
2. Grow a succulent garden
The young eco-warrior will love this succulent garden DIY. This step by step recycles the coconut shells to create an original garden container. The next time you enjoy the juice of a fresh coconut, don’t forget to save the shells!
3. Homemade modeling clay
Store-bought plasticine can be quite expensive. Doing it yourself is a great way to save a few bucks. For kids, it’s a great way to use their imaginations, and for parents, it’s a toy that is not only a great teaching aid, but also soft, quiet, and non-toxic. Everyone wins !
4. Give your old cups a makeover
There are always a few cups that are in the back of the cupboard and remain intact. But instead of throwing them away, grab some porcelain markers and let your kids doodle and design as they please. These also make great personalized gifts.
5. Watch out for green thumbs
Make a caterpillar garden with the children. They’ll love putting it together and watching it slowly germinate for a week. It’s a cinch to do and it’s the garden project that keeps on giving. Once it starts to grow, kids will enjoy trimming and styling it for weeks. Stop by one or create a whole furry family!
6. Jewelry making
Organize a craft lunch in your living room. Dye wooden beads and string together an assortment of them to create vibrant necklaces or bracelets. Kids will have so much fun creating their own unique creations to wear and give away.
7. Add greenery
Creating an indoor water garden is a great way to get kids involved in gardening.g, no mess. This simple DIY will add some greenery to your home and at the same time improve the air quality. All you need are clippings from an existing houseplant and a glass jug or water bottle. How easy and simple.
8. Make a fun hat
When was the last time your child made a cute beanie, headband or crown? Was it for an Easter parade at school? Making a cute hat is a great way to repurpose an old straw hat, use up excess crafting supplies, and a bonus is that it won’t eat up all your time and money.
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9. DIY bath bomb
Make bath time fun with homemade bath bombs. Kids will love watching all the different colors sparkle. But instead of buying them, grab some ingredients and a muffin tray and make your own. If you end up overdoing it, don’t worry. Stack them in a basket and give them to a neighbor, friends and family.
10. Get set, get set, paint!
Terracotta Painted Pots are super easy for kids of all ages and a great way to brighten up your yard or windowsill. The best part is that after the paint dries, kids can potted a seedling in their new colorful masterpieces and can watch their plants grow.
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