Ideas for Kids

Whether you’re on summer vacation or winter break we’re always looking for fun things to do with our kids! Maybe you’re a teacher or an after school provider looking for unique and creative DIY ideas for kids. Maybe you’re a baby sitter or a nanny looking for something neat to try or see…..

You’ve come to the right place!

DIY craft ideas for kids!

Amazing Ideas for Kids to Try

1. Microwave a Bar of Soap

This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It’s not wet and messy, either!

This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It's not wet and messy, either!

2. Calm Down Glitter Bottles

Fill them with water, fine glitter, and glue! So mesmerizing. Great for calming kids down.Glitter bottles - fill them with water, fine glitter, and glue! So mesmerizing ...

3. Glow in the Dark Bubbles

Break a glow stick and make glow in the dark bubbles – must try!

Break a glow stick and make glow in the dark bubbles - must try!

4. How to make HUGE bubbles

6 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, 2 cups of Joy dish soap. My kids LOVE these – definitely saving this! (source unknown).

How to make HUGE bubbles: 6 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, 2 cups of Joy dish soap. My kids LOVE these - definitely saving this!

5. How to Make Microwave Playdough

Definitely saving this! Source Unknown.

How to make play dough in microwave - easy enough!

6. Bubble Refill Station

How to make a bubble refill station using an empty laundry detergent bottle – so smart!

How to make a bubble refill station using an empty laundry detergent bottle - so smart!

7. Dinosaur Sun Catchers

Using plastic bottles or an empty paper towel roll (to make them stand), cardboard, glue, cellophane, and whatever else you have to create DIY sun catchers! Tape the cellophane to the back of the cardboard. There’s a butterfly version here.

Dinosaur Sun Catchers

8. How to make cloud dough

We love this stuff!

How to make cloud dough - we love this stuff!

9. Make a garden outside of a playhouse

So fun! Let children tend to their own landscape:) Source unknown.

Make a garden outside of a kids playhouse - fun!

10. Kids Stained Glass Art

Watch our video for how to make stained glass art with glue & food coloring:

11. How to Make Chalk

Check out this homemade chalk recipe. It works! Source Unknown

HOMEMADE SIDEWALK CHALK made in a muffin tin! So smart. Must try-

12. Paint a picture on a picnic table

This is a great idea for kids during the summer! Source unknown.

Paint a picture on a picnic table - this is a great idea for kids during the summer!

13. How to Make a Dome Out of Cardboard

This is so cool! Kids will love playing in one of these.

Cardboard Dome

14. How to Make Floam

How to make FLOAM using styrofoam cups. Super easy and inexpensive way to make this fun play floam!

how to make FLOAM using styrofoam cups. Super easy and inexpensive way to make this fun play floam!

 

15. How to make a solar lighthouse

Use terra cotta pots, a small lantern, and a flameless candle. Neat!

How to make a solar lighthouse (or a lighthouse with a candle) using terra cotta pots. Neat!

16. Painted pineapples

A fun DIY idea for kids or even a DIY summer party decor idea. So colorful, so creative, and so easy!

Painted pineapples - a fun DIY idea for kids or even a DIY summer party decor idea. So colorful, so creative, and so easy!

17. Turn a tent into a sandbox

Buy a kids tent and fill it with play sand. The kids can stay our of the hot sun and then you zip it up to keep animals and rain out. Win win! (source: Linda Caouette on Facebook)

Buy a kids tent and fill it with play sand. The kids can stay our of the hot sun and then you zip it up to keep animals and rain out. Win win!

18. How to make a Flip Flop Wreath

Get sandals from the dollar store, glue them together as shown, add WELCOME letters and other embellishments, then hang it as a summer wreath. Love this easy DIY wreath idea (source: Facebook).

Get sandals from the dollar store, glue them together as shown, add WELCOME letters and other embellishments, then hang it as a summer wreath. Love this easy DIY wreath idea

19. Garden Hose Flowers

Make this DIY fence decor using supplies from the dollar store! Pick out various cups, bowls, plates and platters. Attach them together to create pretty flowers then hang them on the fence. I recommend using Goop marine glue because it is heavy duty and UV resistant (find it here for a few dollars). Use a green hose to make the stems. GREAT idea and easy to do! Source Unknown

Make this DIY fence decor using supplies from the dollar store! Pick out various cups, bowls, plates and platters. Attach them together to create pretty flowers, then hang them on the fence. Use a green hose to make the stems. GREAT idea and easy to do!

20. Washcloth Butterflies

Step by step visual instructions teaching you how to make washcloth butterflies. This is an adorable and easy craft idea for adults and kids too!

Step by step visual instructions teaching you how to make washcloth butterflies. An adorable and easy craft idea for kids too!

21. Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue Paper Flowers are simple, quick, and inexpensive. They are also a fun craft idea for kids! They make great decorations and party décor.

HOW TO MAKE TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS! DIY Tissue Paper Flowers are simple, quick, and inexpensive. They are also a fun craft idea for kids! The also make great decorations and party décor. #tissuepaperflowers #DIYpartydecor #kidscraftideas

22. Dish Soap Silly Putty

The easiest silly putty recipe that my kids can’t get enough of! You only need 2 ingredients and you most likely have both in your kitchen already.

Dish Soap Silly Putty

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