If you’re stuck with the children at home and have nothing to do, do not despair! It is easier to get the crayons, glue, glitter, and paint than you thought, and let their imagination shine.
These fun activities and kid-friendly DIY ideas are easy and can be done mostly with everyday items around the house. Your children can do their part for the environment, and at the same time keep themselves busy.
It would help if you had those inspirational sparks to get the ideas to flow. Check out these fun DIY ideas you should try and make with your kids as home projects.
Flower Prints from Soda Bottles
Kids enjoy being messy. Transform those dirty hands into something artistic, like using a bottle cap to make flower prints.
Roll out some freezer paper to make your floral prints. Put some paint into the bottom of an empty soda bottle by dipping, then stamp on the paper.
Rotate the bottle around to make petals and more petals. Dip the cap of the bottle into some ink, creating a perfect stamp for the flower centers.
First, make up four large Blue Jello packets as per the instructions on the box. The four jello boxes will produce 26 portions of the jello that are a decent size.
You’ll have to adjust the amount you’re using to the number of people that you’re serving. Consider approximately six individuals per jello box.
Stir it up with a wide spoon after the jello has formed entirely, to break it down, so it would adhere to the plastic cup’s shape. Alternate tiny blue jello scoops in the cups with small squirts of canned whipped cream.
Melted Crayon Art
Do you have many old broken crayons that no one else wants to use? These old art supplies can be upgraded to melted crayon art.
First, pick the colors you want to use; you can use all available colors. Then use a pencil sharpener, or similar, to make piles of colorful crayon shavings. Use a canvas, watercolor paper, or heavy cardstock to layout your design.
Cover the design with wax paper, and melt the wax using your iron or hairdryer. Experiment with the settings to see what works best for what you are looking for.
Keep small hands away from the finished product of your melted crayon art for at least 15-20 minutes to guarantee the wax has cooled and hardened completely.
Mix 1 spoonful of Borax and 1 cup of water. Borax can be found in the laundry section at your local stores. Let your little helper empty the Glitter Glue into a container.
Add one tablespoon of water to the glue, and mix. This will contribute to making the glue even more elastic.
Then pour the Borax mixture into a container. Let their little fingers work the magic, combining the glue and the mixture. You can see how the Glitter Slime instantly begins to shape.
Many parents resort to technology in this day and age to keep their kids entertained and occupied, totally forgetting the advantages of the arts and crafts.
Sure, technology is beneficial, and children should be exposed to it. However, it should not come at the expense of them playing and making things with their own hands.
There are many advantages of arts and crafts that go beyond just encouraging your children to express themselves more creatively.
Keep your kids busy with these incredible, super easy DIY projects. Not only are you getting quality time with them, but they’re also going to learn and have a great time, too.