Fun And Family-Friendly DIY Crafts

Spending quality time with your kids is super important. Not only does it forge a bond with your children that will last for years to come, but it also stimulates their personal growth. Admittedly, it can sometimes be a challenge to find activities that are both kid-friendly and creative, DIY crafts are a great place to start. Here are a couple of crafts you can make from home that are guaranteed to be enjoyed by parents and children alike.


Create A Costume


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Everyone loves to dress up. Creating your own homemade costumes with your child is a fun and creative way to pass the time. Whether you put on your own homemade play and wear them now, or save them for Halloween, this is a great way for your kids to get their silly on while showing off their artistic skills at the same time. You can literally use any materials to make these, including construction paper, cardboard boxes, stickers, and makers – basically, things you already have around the house. And by the time next year’s Trick or Treat rolls around, you’ll be happy to have these colorful costumes handy.


Customize Flower Pots


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While the kids will certainly enjoy this activity, it’s quite possible that the adults will enjoy it even more. This activity is pretty much freestyle, as there are so many ways to decorate flower pots. You can paint them, cover them with fabric, or decoupage them with fun magazine cutouts. If you’re feeling especially creative, you can even make some pretty macrame plant holders. The possibilities are endless!


Build A Sailboat


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Who among us didn’t build forts with their siblings growing up? Most of us have definitely done it. Well, this activity is guaranteed to make you nostalgic for your fort-building days. Whether you choose to build a sailboat, a playhouse, or a racecar, building things with your family is a great bonding activity that also stimulates creativity and mental growth. And, it’s just really fun.


Paint Pretty Rocks


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This one might sound simple, and honestly, it is. But simplicity can sometimes be just the thing you need. Step one is going out into nature and choosing your favorite rocks. Go for ones with a smooth texture for smoother paint strokes. The second step is simple – get painting! No matter what design you choose, your creations guaranteed to be unique and colorful, each one with their own personal touch. Because after all, no two rocks are the same. Once they’re dry, these rocks will make great decor for your living room table. Otherwise, they make the perfect paperweights.