Summer holidays are just around the corner and we thought why not do something fun yet productive all at the same time to bring out your child’s hidden talents and also to make them utter the phrase “I’m bored!” a little less. So, we have curated a list of DIY project ideas for your kids to keep them busy and also help them in increasing their creativity by learning new things. We know what you’re thinking! But, no need to fret because you can easily shop all the crafts and hobby supplies via Joann from the comfort of your home with all the huge and massive discounts being offered by them. You can also club your purchases with some exceptional savings as well using the exclusive Joann coupons and promo codes.
1. DIY Tissue Box Monster
Everybody has empty tissue boxes lying around in their house which mostly end up going in the bin. But, not anymore because these empty tissue boxes can be used to make fun monsters because kids love having their own unique monster and what better than creating one!
- Empty tissue boxes preferably with round opening to get the perfect monster mouth but if not then a square shaped opening would also work.
- Acrylic Paint (White paint with 2-3 other colours )
- Googly or Jiggly eyes (different sizes)
- White cardstock
- Pom poms
- Black Marker
- A Pair of Scissors
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
Start by painting the tissue box with any pop colour and while it dries make the eyes and teeth with the help of pom poms and cardstock. Now paste the eyes above the round or square opening and paste the teeth inside the opening and Voila! Your tissue box monster is ready.
2. Unique Shaped-Crayons
If you’re children are fascinated by the night sky, galaxies or any such thing, then this is the perfect idea for them to indulge in this summer break.
- Old or unused crayons
- Powder glitter (any colour)
- Silicon mold (any shape)
Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes
All you have to do is, take your crayons and soak them in water. Then, take any silicon mold or a muffin tray and fill it with small pieces of crayons you soaked in water and sprinkle some glitter over them (you can use as many colours as you want or also go with a single colour). Put the mold in the oven for 5-7 minutes till it melts. Now take them out and demould them. Yayy! You’re glittery unique-shaped crayons are ready.
3. DIY Fairy Light Jar
Sounds magical and whimsical! Doesn’t it? We know it does, and so couldn’t stop ourselves from bringing this idea to you all. This DIY jar is super easy to make and is sure to transpose you to the fairy land. So, let’s get started!
- Mason Jar (1 or more)
- Colourful Glow Sticks
- Knife or A Pair of Scissors
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Simply pick one glow stick and cut it with the help of a knife or a pair of scissors and put all of the liquid in the mason jar. Then, add glitter to it (quantity depending on the size of the jar) and mix it well by shaking the jar for about a minute until it’s all covered with the mixture and make sure to close the lid very tightly. And, you’re all set with the DIY fairy light jar. Use it at night to light up your kids room or any other place.
4. DIY Penguin Bookend Craft
Make your kids fall in love with books by engaging them in this super fun craft of making a DIY penguin bookend. Also, it would keep them busy while you enjoy a short nap.
- 1 Plastic Bottle
- 2-3 cups of sand
- 1 small sock
- 5-6 cotton balls
- Felt (2 colours)
- 2 small black pom poms
- 2 inch wire
Preparation Time: 1-1.5 hours
Start by filling the bottle with sand and replacing the cap with sock filled with cotton balls to make the head of the penguin. Now, using the felt and black pom poms make the eyes and paste them with the help of the glue. Take another piece of felt and cut out a triangular piece to make the beak and paste it below the eyes. Now cut a heart and paste it under the rounded points of the bottle to make the feet of the penguin. To make it a little more quirky, you can also make earmuffs, and a scarf using felt, cotton or pom poms and wire.
5. DIY Print Shirts
How cool is it to wear shirts hand-printed by you in different colours and patterns? And the answer is, it is Uber Cool! Learn how to make DIY print shirts and help your kids make their first one.
- Black or White T-shirt
- Acrylic Paint
- Sponge Brushes
- Paint Pen
- Rough Cloth (Optional)
Preparation Time: 2-3 hours
Start by placing a piece of cardboard inside the T-shirt so that the paint stays only on the front side. Take all the colours you want to use on the plate and dab small amounts of it on the shirt with the help of the sponge brush. Continue to do the same while also making your desired pattern or design. Once the paint dries up with the help of a paint pen, you can draw any design. Now let it dry and your DIY T-shirt is ready to be worn!
We’re sure you had as much fun as we had, while curating these creative project ideas for your kids. Let your children not only have fun this vacation but also let’s try to make learning fun for them with these super fun and easy DIY crafts.
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