When I was in grade school, I was taught by my art teacher different kinds of art and DIY crafts. I can still remember making DIY crafts at home (which I learned from school) and (tried) selling it to our neighbors. But, I noticed that kids these days do not have the same interest we have back then. They now spend more time watching TV or playing gadgets. If you’re one of the parents who wants to spend time with your child doing arts and don’t want them to be spending their free time using gadgets, here are 60 fun activities that you and your kid(s) can try.
1. DIY Corner Bookmarks
You can have your kid choose his favourite cartoon character and you can make this craft together.
2. Melted Beach Suncatchers
Take your child’s art to the next level.
3. Homemade Chalkboard
Can be a fun drawing space of your children. Plus, it’s Homemade. Wow!
4. Paper Photo Frames
Collect pictures of you and your kid and put it on a DIY frame made by your little one. She’ll feel good about it!
5. DIY Binoculars
Kids can also explore their creativity by recycling paper towel tubes and making it as a binoculars.
6. 3D Paper Planets
A bit of skill and help from mom and dad is required in this project.
7. Paper Chain Snake
This makes a great addition to your kids’ DIY toys.
8. Pompoms Pen
So cute! Dress up your pencils with these polka dots pompoms.
9. Animal Masks
Can be use as a costume at school. Or, during the birthday party of your little one.
10. Paper Ball Garland
You can use this colorful and cheerful garland on your kid’s next birthday party.
11. Moving Fish
If your kids ask you to get her a pet fish. You now know how to get her one.
12. Paper Plate Spiders
Another craft that’s made of paper plate. So simple and easy to make.
13. Paper Dinosaur
Reuse your paper plates and let your kids create the looks they want for their dinosaurs. (Your boys might want to have a scary one)
14. Kid’s Milk Carton Village
Do not throw your kid’s milk carton, gather and wash it. You can make a village out of it. Your kids will be very happy and excited with this project.
15. Paper Roll Dragon Craft
Easy DIY toy even for the smallest fingers!
16. Pineapple Thumbprint Art
Let your children experiment and get their little fingers dirty!
17. T-Shirt Stamping
Try this project with your kids by using different type of fruits. This bell pepper has an intricate design that will look pretty when printed on your kids’ shirts.
18. Funny Face-Off
You’ll hear your kids giggle or laugh their heart out when you try making this project.
19. Cystal Names
Teach your kids a bit of Science.
20. Popsicle Craft
For fun summer days.
21. Painting Fireworks
Reuse your toilet paper rolls to achieve this simple and easy painting.
22.Paint Splat Art Activity
Creating mess and art at the same time! Yup.
23. Firework Salt Painting
Another Firework project for your kids.
24. Paper Planes
Let your kids’ imagination fly.
25. Soap Boat Race
Rain gutters, water and soap boat- you can now have your kids raced them in your very own DIY race track.
26. Tic Tac Toe
Ladybug Vs. Tadpoles
27. DIY Car Track
Your boys will love this.
28. Pen Holders
Teach your children how to recycle empty bottles by making it into a cutie pen holder.
29. DIY Fireman Air Tank
Guess who’s going to be the happiest fire kid?
30. Origami Frogs
When the fun of folding is over, you can invite your kids to play with you to see which frog can jump the farthest.
31. Airplane Clothespin
This DIY is so quick. Paint your kids plane with their favorite colors/
32. DIY Marble Run
Another DIY made from toilet rolls.
33. DIY Heart Crowns
This one’s for your little princess.
34. DIY Princess Wand
And a wand to make her look like a real princess!
35. Paper Dream Catchers
Wishing only good dreams for your little ones.
36. Marshmallow Play Dough
Play dough from marshmallows? Why not.
37. Caterpillar Craft
Cuties. This will brighten up the mood of your little lady.
38. Fish Puppets
Cut the shape and let them decorate their own puppets.
39. Colorful Jellyfish Craft
You can use this craft as a decor to your kid’s room.
40. DIY Beehive and Bee
Bunch of bees and beehive from toilet paper rolls. Aaawwee, they’re so cute!
41. Super Hero Mask
Let your kids take their pick.
42. Toilet Roll Craft
Let her make her favorite princess or cartoon character.
43. Cars from Toilet Rolls
Let the race begin!
44. Mini Volcaoes
This experiment will make your kids busy.
45. Pool Noodle Water Wall
When they start using the pool noodles as makeshift swords, tie the toys to a pegboard and hold a good, clean water race instead.
46. Toy Parachute Craft
Someone’s going to be busy playing with his new toy.
47. Paper Bead Necklace
Have your kids experiment by using magazine clippings, newspaper or wrapping paper. No need to go to the nearest store. This project can also teach your children what is recycling all about.
48.Bubble Wrap Prints
Show your kids how bubble wrap can be fun.
49. Folded Paper Bracelets
A wearable art.
50. Turtle Craft
One of the easiest crafts you can teach to your kids.
51. Toilet Paper Bee Craft
Paper rolls are such a fun and easy-to-find material to use in making crafts.
52. DIY Rocket
Are you finished with that roll of toilet paper? Transform it into a rocket. Your little boy will be more than happy to help you.
53. Carton Bird Feeder
Don’t toss that milk carton when it’s empty- turn it into a bird feeder.
54. DIY Cereal Box Monster Jaws
Get crafty with your kids by transforming a cereal box into a monster’s jaw.
55. DIY Kite
Kite flying with your kids is a great idea.
56. DIY Toy Cardboard Camera
This one’s for your future photographer. In 20 minutes or less, you’ll have this toy camera for your little one.
57. Russian Dolls with Paper Cups
This project is so easy. Just collect some empty cups and you can now start your DIY Russian dolls project.
58.Popsicle Bird Feeder
Make a Popsicle bird feeder with your kids.
59. Paper Dinosaur Hat
When you and your kids are done with the project. You can play dress up with them,too.
60. Marshmallow Shooters
This is a childhood must-do!
Parents and children who engages in activities like arts and crafts creates a unique bonding experience which creates lifelong memories. Also, arts teaches children how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.
If those reasons are not yet enough, here is another one – they are simply too cute to miss these experiences!
So, which one will you start with your kid?