Time for some DIY projects! This time we are presenting you ten very creative, adorable projects that you can make for and with children. It will the perfect opportunity to spend some family time together, while at the same make something new for your home.
Ahead you will find different crafts for everyone’s taste. Have you ever tried making your own snow globe, or did you know that you can make chalks at home too? Just scroll along and let these ideas wake your creativity!
1. Pot of Gold Telescope
This telescope is really easy to make and it will take you about 20 minutes to make one. You need the following supplies – craft foam in the colors of the rainbow plus gold, hot glue, scissors, mason jar lid and clear cellophane. This is the perfect moment for a family time – you can make the telescopes with your children and discuss and learn colors, but let them stay away from the glue!
2. Glitter Snow Globes
Isn’t this one of the most amazing decorations? We always see the snow globes in stores and there’s something so magical about them that makes us play with them all over again, and you won’t believe how easy it actually is to make your own! You just need one-pint Mason jar, animal figurine, waterproof super glue or epoxy, glitter flakes, water and glycerin.
3. Paper Lantern Hot Air Balloons
The paper lantern hot air balloon is a nice way to decorate a child’s or nursery room. Not only it will add more aesthetic vibes to it, but it is very creative indeed! You can also use the paper lantern hot air balloon for birthdays or even themed parties. You need these supplies: paper lanterns in any size and colors will work, craft paint, paintbrush, small baskets, scissors, string (in this tutorial it is used kite string), glue gun and toothpick or wood skewer.
4. Toilet Paper Roll Fox
Who would have thought that toilet paper rolls can be transformed into such cute little foxes? The best part is that once you learn how to make one, you can make more and even try making other animals of out of it. Besides the toilet rolls, you will need colorful paper (in the fox case, you’ll need orange or brown and white), black marker, glue and scissors.
5. Cardboard Ring Toss
Next time you’re about to throw away old cardboards, just think of all the creative things that can come out of it. One idea that we especially liked was making your own ring toss. Look how nicely the colors pop on the cardboard? So, what you need is cardboard, craft knife, dinner plate, small bowl, paint and paintbrushes and a stick. You can paint donuts, sprinkles, polka dots… whatever you like!
6. Super Sci-Fi Rocket Fueled Jet Pack
This is one especially creative and we’re pretty sure that is the perfect gift for any kid! It will wake their imagination and they will have fun times with it for sure. If you want to make one, here are the matierials that you need: two 2-liter bottles and make sure they’re empty and clean, silver spray paint, cardboard, webbing, hot glue/gun and felt. No matter if you’re DIY beginner or already with some skills, you will find easy – just follow the instructions!
7. Chalk Rocks
Believe it or not, but you can make your own chalk too! In order to make it, you need the following materials: Plaster of Paris (or similar product), chalk bits and pieces, fine colorful glitter (which is optional), aluminum foil, tupperware, marge bin for mixing, water, large spoon, (don’t reuse it for cooking) and hammer. However, this is two-time project because you’ll need to make large chalk rocks and then breaking them into smaller chunks, while inbetween drying will take 1-4 weeks.
8. Marshmallow Shooters
This project is really easy to make and it will also entertain any children, no matter if they do or don’t love marshmallows. You need cake pop container, balloon, scissorsm mini marshmallows and rubber bands, but the last one is optional. You just have to tie a knot of un-inflated balloon and cut off the rounded part of the balloon, then stick the open end of it to the bottom end of the cake container and you’re ready to have some sweet fun!
9. Cork Sail Boats
Here’s another idea of recycling, eco – friendly project. Instead of throwing away corks, use them to make small sailboats for your children! They are really easy to make and with those glittery sailsails, we are sure that your children will love it. Plus, you can make it together with them, which makes the cork sails way more special than just being a toy.
10. Nebula Jar
Having a jar with a little, sparkly Universe inside it is something many would want! Even if you’re not a kid, seeing this jar will give you a “wow” moment. You need the following materials – clear glass jar with a lid, water, tempera paint, glitter, cotton balls and a spoon to push the cotton balls down. This projects takes about 5 minutes to be done and can be easily transformed into a gift.