DIY craft ideas are a wonderful way for the families to bond well and enjoy some fun time together. Whether it is about making voguish decorations for celebrating Christmas, renovating your kid’s room or learning a new fix, craft projects pack in a lot of thrills and excitement for kids and parents alike. Use the following interesting project ideas to engage your spouse and young ones in a fantastic art session where you will enjoy unleashing your creative potential and aesthetic prowess.
Fun Snowman From Plastic Cups
Have fun building a snowman with only plastic cups. This DIY activity is even more fun than creating customized family photo albums through Mixbook.com/Photo-Books or planning a road trip to one of the exotic beaches in the Caribbean. You do not really need snow to make your own personalized artful snowman. It is an easy-to-do craft project, which only requires inexpensive plastic cups. You will need some glue, a stapler, coloured paper, and some clear plastic cups. Use these materials and a little bit of your creative prowess to create splendid snowman decor with your loved ones.
Peppermint Christmas Ornament Candies
Did you know that peppermint could actually be used for making your own customized peppermint candies? These candies will have just the perfect flavoring to spice up your noshing or binge eating sessions. Use some nice candy brand and peppermint for this amazing DIY activity to create sweets that you can use as birthday embellishments, Halloween giveaways, or party decor.
Stylish Candy Sleighs
Your kids will absolutely adore this amazing DIY craft featuring vibrant candy sleighs, which you can easily use as Thanksgiving souvenirs or New Year decor accessories. While you might find these cute little candy sleighs with colourful ribbons tied around a bit hard to build, they are actually easy to design. Just use a handful of kit kat or Hershey’s chocolate bars and a few multicoloured decorative ribbons to create your own handy sleighs. Apt for a Christmas giveaway as well, these will need candy canes, some glue, and a few candies.
Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments
Are you thinking of getting a bit creative this winter season? How about some cool handprint ornaments made right out of salt dough? You will need some flour, water, and salt. Put them together in a bowl, make cute shapes and decorate them using good quality acrylic paint. Think of nice colourful patterns to paint on your salt dough accessories. Do not forget to cover them up with a sealant. It will allow you to use these as decor items for a long term.
Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
You may like eating Cinnamon doughnuts but know that you can create marvellous decorative cinnamon accessories with only these four ingredients: flour, salt, cinnamon, and water. Your kids are sure to have a great time making these fancy ornaments that require no cooking. This kid-friendly craft project keeps you engaged for hours of creative play while you think of artistic patterns and shapes for these cinnamon embellishments. You will enjoy the fragrance once these ornaments are done. You can show this decorative artwork to your friends and relatives and I am sure they will definitely appreciate your creative flair.
Christmas is a magical time when you have kids. But, kids can also get excited and hyperactive way before Christmas Day is due to arrive, so it’s a good idea to have a few calming activities up your sleeve. Not only that, crafting is a great way to bond with the kids and create memories while you have the time. The crafts they make in their younger years may stand the test of time and hang around the house at every Christmas from that day forth. So, which crafts are easy for young children to make?
Making your own felt stockings is easy and fun. Perhaps the kids will want to make a stocking for their parents or their pets and hide some small presents inside for Christmas Day. All you need to do is cut out two sock shapes from a large piece of felt. Sew the sides together with somecolourful cotton (if your child is very young the sewing is best left to adults), being careful to leave the top open. Add a felt loop to the top of the stocking so it can be hung and then let your children decorate the stocking with felt shapes and buttons.
Mini Christmas Trees
For this craft, you’ll need to find a few polystyrene cones. Lay some newspapers or an old sheet on your dining room table to avoid causing any damage. Allow your children to paint the cones green and then sprinkle some clear or green glitter on top. Decorate each tree by glueing little pom poms around them and create a small paper star to glue to the top. If you’re really creative, you can even create your very own Santa by using white and red felt and cotton.
Merry Christmas Garland
There’s nothing quite like having a handmade Christmas garland hanging from the fireplace. One of the easiest ways to make your own garland is withupholstery foam sheets you can cut up into letters. Once your letters are cut, cover the front side in glue and sprinkle with glitter. Once the glitter and glue have dried, thread a needle through each letter with cotton or silk and tie at the ends. You can use pins to hang your garland as you wish.
This one usually goes down well with the kids. You’ll need a glass jar with a tight lip or lid. Ask your children to search through their toys and find a mini figure that will fit in the glass jar. Glue the figure to the bottom of the glass jar using waterproof glue. Let that dry for a while before filling the jar withsilver glitter that covers the bottom. Add water (regular tap water is sufficient) and place the lid tightly on the jar. Shake the jar up and let your children see it snow on their chosen figure.
Making crafts at Christmas time can be such fun for kids (and adults too!)
These salt dough photo frames make lovely personalised gifts for grandparents. I’m keeping ours though because I love it too much to give away!
For the dough, you will need:
1 cup Plain flour
Half a cup salt
Half a cup water
A rolling pin
Mix all the ingredients until a dough forms. Knead the dough for around 5 minutes to help with the elasticity.
Roll out the dough then cut to size. It helps to use a photo to see how big your frame needs to be.
Cut out the middle of the photo frame a little bigger than the photo you’re going to be framing.
Squash each side in a bit to make the frame a nicer shape. Make 2 holes for the ribbon to go through when the frame has dried and been decorated. (Remember to put the holes in the right place. Ours are in the wrong place as I forgot I wanted to use a photo that is landscape, not portrait!)
We left our frame to air dry; depending on the size and thickness, this can take 2-7 days. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can dry them in the oven.
For the decorations you will need:
Ribbon (not pictured)
Spray the frame gold and leave to dry.
Using the gems, glue and glitter glue, decorate the frame. When the glue has dried, thread the ribbon through the holes and tie at the back.