It is time to dust off that glue gun and get creative with some fun and easy crafts to keep your kids busy these school holidays. We have put together a list of our favourite DIY projects to occupy those busy fingers and minds.
Keeping children busy with creative crafts assists with developing key learning areas including hand-eye coordination, critical thinking and creativity. Trying these projects with your kids at home is also a great way to help harness your relationship through one-on-one interaction and quality time.
Here are five of our favourite easy craft ideas from moms around the world. We wanted to share ideas that don’t involve a long list of supplies so we have tried to find projects that you can do with items that you already have lying around the house.
We have also tried to find projects that aren’t age-specific and that can be adapted to kids of all ages. If a project is “too young” or “too old” for your child, you can always modify it to fit their skill level.
In this article we will share the following DIY tutorials;
- Alphabet Rocks
- Paper Plate Pizza
- Tin Can Stationery Holder
- Peanut Butter Bird Feeder
- Butterfly Snowflakes
We love projects that are not only fun and creative but educational too. These alphabet rocks are a great tactile tool to teach little minds to spell in a natural and interactive way. These rocks are also a great versatile literacy resource to use at home, in the classroom and they would make a great gift too!
For this project, you will need flat stones or pebbles. Not only can you kids enjoy decorating these rocks but they can also have some fun and get some much-needed fresh air and exercise collecting them. We recommend taking them on a nature walk to collect their rocks, this can be done in a forest, river bed or at the beach. If you aren’t able to find rocks easily then you can also purchase these stones at your nearest gardening store.
Take a look at some creative ideas to decorate your alphabet rocks and games to play with them at the Imagination Tree blog here.
Paper plate pizza
What kid doesn’t love pizza! This paper plate pizza craft is another super fun and easy craft idea that can be done with items you have lying around the house. It is also a great way for kids to learn more about healthy food choices.
This project uses paper plates as the pizza base and paper for all the fun pizza toppings! Take a look at the easy-to-follow project tutorial on the She Saved Blog.
Tin Can Stationery Holder
We love crafts that teach children about recycling and repurposing waste. These tin can stationary holders are the perfect addition to your home desk or workspace, they can also make a great gift.
All you need for this super fun and simple project is; tin cans, paper, scissors, glue, tape and pens for decorating. Get the full tutorial on the Red Ted Art Blog.
Peanut Butter Bird Feeder
What better way to have some fun with the little ones than to spend some time in the outdoors, soaking up nature and fresh air. This educational activity is a great way for kids to learn about different species of birds, their habitats and what food they like to eat.
This project is super easy to do and involves only natural ingredients. Get the full tutorial and ingredient list on the Art Craft and Fun Blog here.
We absolutely love this super simple project idea. The best part about this project is that all you need to create these beautiful butterfly snowflakes is paper, scissors and a pencil.
This project is also a great way to improve a child’s dexterity and cutting skills. Pop on over to the easy-to-follow tutorial on the Easy Charlotte Blog.
We hoped you enjoyed these easy-to-execute craft projects with materials you can find in your home. Please let us know in the comments which project you loved the most. If you completed any of these crafts at home, then please share your photos with us on social media. Tag us in your posts @cambrilearn so we can see your creations come to life.
A very special thank you to all the bloggers who contribute to the wonderful online creative community. We loved reading your tutorials and look forward to sharing more of your wonderful content in the future.