Your little artist is in need of a new project. But what to do? Luckily, there are many wonderful DIY projects your children can begin creating right now.
Children crave independence and developing skills. If you can provide these things and guidance, they may find their own passion within the things you offer them to do.
We’ve pulled together the top eight fun and easy crafts your kids can start doing right away. Try your hand at one of these and nurture a talent your children possess.
1. Papier-Mâché Vases
Papier-mâché vases are a great craft for kids because it’s easy and inexpensive, and the vases can be used as decorations around the house. All you need is some newspaper, glue, and paint.
2. Tie Dye T-Shirts
Fun crafts for kids such as this will brighten up any wardrobe. All you need is some fabric dye, white t-shirts, and rubber bands.
Follow the instructions on the fabric dye to create beautiful patterns on the shirts. This is a great activity for rainy days or hot summer days.
3. Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
Just tape two rolls together and let your child decorate the toilet paper rolls any way they want. Now your child can go on pretend safari and look for animals. This project is not only fun, but it’s also a great way to teach your child about recycling and upcycling.
4. DIY Dreamcatchers
In making a DIY dreamcatcher, all you need is a wooden hoop, some feathers, and some yarn which you can get from independent local yarn shops.
Just wrap the yarn around the hoop to create the web. Then, add the feathers and beads to finish the dreamcatcher. Hang it up in your child’s bedroom and let them enjoy their new creation!
5. Paper Bag Monster Puppets
These puppets are perfect for little hands and are a great way to bring their imagination to life.
Best of all, they only require a few simple materials that you likely already have around the house. All you need is some paper bags, construction paper, scissors, and glue.
6. Calming Glitter Jars
This is one of the easy crafts that are for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to calm them down. All you need is some glitter, glue, and a jar.
Your child can mix the glitter and glue together, and then put it in the jar. They can then shake it up and watch the glitter fall.
7. Tin Can Kites
With a few empty cans, some string, and some colorful duct tape, you can make a tin can kite.
Let your child decorate the cans however they want, then help them attach the string and tape them together. Once they’ve got the hang of it, they’ll be flying their kite in no time.
8. Personalized Notebooks
Have your child decorate the cover of a blank notebook with their name, favorite colors, or design. This is a great way to start a journal or scrapbook. Your child can use their notebook to write stories, draw pictures, or keep track of their thoughts and feelings.
Have Fun with These Easy Crafts!
These fun and easy crafts are a great way to get your child started on their creative journey. With a little help from you, they can explore their imagination and create some amazing art. So get some supplies and start crafting with your child today!
Want to learn more about crafting? Take a look at our blog to find more fun projects your child can try.