Crafts and arts are as important as academic pursuits, therefore, you must let your child engage in these types of activities. In choosing the tasks you will let your child do, you have to assess their interests and capabilities. Avoid forcing them to do DIY projects that do not interest them as it will only alienate them from doing crafts and arts again.
If it is your child’s first time to do a DIY project, it is important to let him/her try something easy so as to help him/her understand how the different tools are used. Once he/she has enjoyed doing easy tasks, he/she will surely get the confidence to try something more complicated in the long run. With that, you are trying to mold him/her to exert his/her best in order to achieve something he/she would like to accomplish.
DIY projects are also great mediums to let your child learn the basic skills, such as the alphabets, colors, and numbers. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone. We believe you understand how it can be complicated at times to teach your child how to do the basics. By using crafts and arts as your study methods, learning something will never be boring anymore.
Doing DIY projects are also a great bonding moment for you and your child. Do not rush things to finish. You can even experiment on your own so as to come up with a better output right after.
Here are some amazingly easy DIY projects that you might want to try to do with your child. Show him/her the tasks and let him decide on what he/she would like to try to do first.
Fun and Easy DIY Projects for Kids and Adults
1. Paper Dolls
You can even replace it with your child’s picture, and print out some cute clothes that she likes. If your child likes to cut some, too, make sure that you purchase bladeless scissors for him/her.
2. Car made from boxes and cardboards
Don’t throw cardboards and boxes away as these can be used on your next DIY projects, just like this car. Just cut different shapes together and use a hot glue to stick them all together.
3. Candy and Chocolate Train
Here’s literally a DIY project that will entice your child’s interest as he/she can eat it once he/she’s already tired playing with it.
4. Tiny House Necklace for Crayons
Tired of crayons cluttered around the house? This cute case can be hung anywhere.
5. Can Stilts
Here’s an amazing DIY craft idea that can be enjoyed outdoors once your child has finished doing.
6. Paper Roll Duck
Don’t throw away those paper rolls! There are a lot of projects that can be done using it, such as this paper roll duck!
7. Paper Penguin
Introduce to your child how important it is to value the presence of animals by making DIY craft projects.
8. Paper Plate Masks
Throwing a party for your child’s birthday? Create some paper masks for the guests and ask your child to help you making the project.
9. DIY TV Box Craft Ideas
Does your child love to perform? Create a TV made of a box! It will also lessen the clutter inside your home!
10. DIY Card for the Rainy Season
Rainy season’s coming so here’s a great DIY craft project for your child. Prepare colored papers, glue, and watercolor!
11. Foosball Table
Does your child enjoy playing foosball? Instead of buying an expensive table, why not create one first using a shoe box? Here’s another amazing DIY craft project idea.
12. Parking Garage
If your child’s toy cars are cluttered everywhere, teach him to organize by making a garage made of paper rolls!
13. Galaxy/Nebula Jar
Perk up your child’s room with these galaxy jars, also known as nebula jars!
14. Paper Roll Dolls
Instead of buying your child a new Barbie or a baby doll, why not make some paper roll dolls first?
15. Paper Roll Butterflies
Didn’t I just mention that there are fun and exciting DIY craft ideas from paper rolls? So don’t throw them away next time!
16. Paper Spinners
Keep your child entertained with these paper spinners. Toys don’t need to be from Target simply because there are a lot of DIY craft ideas that your child will surely appreciate.
If your child loves cute stuff, here’s one of the greatest DIY craft ideas – caterpillars!
18. Craft Containers
If you like drinking soda and juice, empty bottles can be used on your next DIY project, just like these cute craft containers. Just paint it to make it more appealing.
19. Easter Egg Wreath
Don’t you just love Easter? It’s actually a great time to do different DIY craft ideas and share it with other kids around, especially if you are having a gathering in your yard! Before letting them go for an egg hunt, why not engage them in different craft projects first?
20. DIY Balloon Rocket Craft Ideas
Here’s another fun DIY project for your child – a balloon rocket. Just tie a rope on two chairs, inflate a balloon and stick it on a straw. Release the balloon and see how it flies towards to another end.
21. Baby Mobile
Although baby mobiles sold by different baby shops are cute, they are also expensive. So why not just make your own? You are even adding a personal touch to your child’s nursery room!
22. DIY Soda Bottle Car Toy Craft Ideas
Bottles are surely something that we need to recycle as they ruin our planet due to the pollution these bring. Here’s one of the best DIY craft ideas that you can do with them.
23. DIY Pizza Oven for Kids
Pretend plays are important for your child’s development. Here’s an easy DIY for you and your child.
24. Cardboard Cone Binoculars
Cardboard cones that were discarded by sewers are perfect materials to be used on these DIY craft ideas as they are all sturdy.
25. Car Park Made of Cardboard
Take a break from online games and YouTube videos, let your child enjoy the toys he/she has!
26. DIY House
Here’s another fun and creative DIY craft that you can do for your child. Place it inside her room and add cushions inside.
27. Kids’ Car
Does your child wants to drive his/her own car? Yes, electronic cars are pretty expensive but you can make his/her dream possible by making a car out of the boxes you have at home.
28. Hand Castanets
Musical instruments can be done, too. Here’s one of the best DIY craft ideas – hand castanets!
Introduce music to your child through these cute and easy DIY craft ideas. Make a chordophone for him/her!
You can make your child a guitar, too!
31. Bongo Drum
A drum is among the most popular DIY craft ideas that kids love to do!
32. Swinging Drums
Parties can be enjoyed when doing some of these DIY craft ideas!
33. Egg Carton Bells
Oh, those egg cartons can be part of your next DIY project, too! Perk up your Christmas with these cute bells.
Here’s another great decoration for Easter – and can be used as a musical instrument, too. Just place small stones inside the plastic eggs.
35. Color Sorting Containers
Here’s a great craft idea that you can do to introduce the different colors to your little one.
36. Pencil Toppers
Easy DIY pencil toppers to encourage your child to write.
37. DIY Kids’ Phone
Does your child love to play with your phone? Create his own one!
38. Cute Piranha Bag
Create your child’s own bag, like this cute piranha!
39. Boat made of Egg Boxes
Here’s another cute DIY craft idea using egg boxes – a boat!
40. Crown Plate
Your child definitely has royal blood. Make him/her feel it by making his own crown using pie plates.
41. Cardboard Baskets
Cute cardboard baskets that can hold your child’s toys. Just change the designs if you have a son.
42. Owl Costume
Well, costumes are kind of expensive so maybe it would be best to create one on your own. You can use colored felt papers, tulles or old clothes.
43. DIY Bunny Mask
Here’s an easy DIY craft idea that you can let your child do on his own.
44. DIY Flowers
Bring out the creativity in your child. Here’s one of the easiest DIY craft ideas on the list.
45. Animal Masks made of Paper Plates
Just create holes for the eyes and let your little one draw whatever type of animals he/she likes.
46. Puppet Show
Let your little one create his/her own story with his own puppet show!
47. Recycled Doll House
Those old boxes should not be considered as garbage as these can still be used on different DIY craft ideas, just like this recycled doll house. To make it more appealing, paint it using your child’s favorite color.
48. Town People
You have created a garage and a house, now here’s a great DIY craft idea – town people to complete the toys for your child.
49. Catch the Fish!
Teach your child hand and eye coordination with these cute fishes made of paper cups!
50. Rocket Flingers
A DIY craft project that you can play with your child outdoors.
51. Feed the Monster
Teach your child his responsibilities, such as throwing his garbage in this DIY Monster!
52. Dinosaur Hat
53. Paper Tree with Hearts
Here’s a simple paper tree with hearts for your next craft project with your child.
54. Paper Whale
If you love paper plate crafts, here’s another amazing DIY idea for you.
55. Paper Cars
These simple paper car DIY craft ideas are perfect for toddlers who love to stick things together.
56. Paper Sun, Moon, and Clouds
Amazingly cute up-in-the-sky themed DIY craft ideas for you and your little bub!
Do these DIY Craft Ideas with your Kids
Surely, DIY crafts are amazing bonding methods for parents and kids. Learning can be fun and exciting if you will incorporate DIY activities. We hope, with all these DIY craft ideas, we were able to help you find something that will interest your little one. If you haven’t found a good activity, you might want to do crocheting or work on a coloring book. These are equally exciting, too, that will improve children’s skills, such as think creatively, observe and describe, and express their feelings.
Aitir Prince C. Achivida is a Filipino from Butuan City in the Philippines. He has been a graphic designer for five years, and a content writer for 2 years, and will continue to be so in the future. He loved and enjoyed doing his passions, which included not only creating graphics and writing articles to share with all of you but also having a heart for music. He is a musician and singer who uses his talent in ministry to serve the Lord.
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