5 Fun DIY Projects For Kids

Weekends— family time! You can go shopping or have fun outdoor activities with the kids. However, if you do not have a plan in place, then you can make your weekend bonding with your kids more creative and fun by doing some of the coolest DIY projects, instead of just watching TV or playing video games.

There are tons of DIY projects for kids you can try. If you don’t know where to start, try these 5 DIY projects first.


1. Galaxy Slime

This fun and easy craft is the galaxy sky version of a slime that will have your kids fall in love with its elasticity, sparkles and adorable and dreamy texture. It is super inexpensive and can keep your kids busy for hours.

What you will need:

  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Food coloring
  • ½ cup of liquid cornstarch
  • Clear glitter glue

Directions:

  • Mix glue, liquid cornstarch and food coloring in a bowl. You can either add a clear glue, then your favorite glitter or use a pre-glittered glue.
  • Stir the ingredients and check for its consistency. If it is too thin or does not have the texture of a slime, then you can add more liquid starch, one teaspoon a time. Stir it every time you add until you reach the desired “slimy” texture.
  • Once they are mixed, you can knead the dough to get a teal colored slime. You can add some color to the mixture with acrylic paints.
  • Lay each colored slime side by side then mix them together. You will definitely get a glittery galaxy-looking slime!

2. Paper Plate Dream Catchers

Have your kids craft a stylish way in order to catch their dreams every night. The best part about a paper plate dream catcher is that there are infinite possibilities to decorate them, so you can have colorful and unique varieties of dream catchers for your kids.

What you will need:

  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pony Beads
  • Feathers
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Crayons
  • Yarn
  • Paper plates (uncoated plates work best)

Directions:

  • Cut the center of the paper plate and leave the outer ring.
  • Punch holes along the inner edge of the ring as well as 3 holes at the bottom to hang feathers and another 2 holes at the top for hanging.
  • Let your kids use their imagination and decorate one or both sides of the paper plate ring with glitters, sequins, crayons and more.
  • Cut 3 strings of yarn. Tie a feather to one end of each yarn. Next, string beads to the yarn and feather.
  • Cut a lengthy yarn you can string across the middle of the paper plate. Tie the yarn on one hole.
  • Weave the yarn through holes across the center of the paper plate ring in order to create a web. You can also add a few beads to the yarn to add a decorative touch.
  • Add a loop of yarn for hanging at the top hole. Also, attach the feathers at the bottom.

3. Pop Bottle Fireflies

Try your kid’s glowing creativity with these glow in the dark bottle fireflies you can hang in their rooms and watch over them during nighttime!

What you will need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam sheets
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glow sticks
  • Tissue paper
  • Pop bottles or water bottles

Directions:

  • Cut some strips of tissue paper.
  • Brush on a layer of Mod Podge to the center of the bottle which will be the body of your firefly.
  • Apply the tissue paper to the area with Mod Podge, then smooth it out. Next, add another layer of Mod Podge.
  • Once it dries, wrap three pipe cleaners around the bottle. Twist in order to form the legs.
  • Cut 2 wings out of the foam and glue it on the top with a hot glue.
  • Put a glow stick inside designed bottle.
  • Glue the eyes on the lid.
  • Wrap another piece of pipe cleaners around the lid for the antennae.
  • Make them in different colors.

4. Wind Chime Craft

This simple wind chime craft can be a wonderful decoration for your garden that produces a lovely fairy sound. Fun to make and made out of recycled materials, it is an ideal DIY project for kids!

What you will need:

  • A small clump of play dough
  • Scissors
  • Small jingle bells
  • Beads of different sizes and shapes
  • String or Thread
  • Plastic cup

Directions:

  • Using the play dough, make 4 to 5 holes around the mouth of the cup.
  • Pass the thread through the holes and do a double knot in order to make it secure.
  • Let your kid add different beads to the threads.
  • Once the beads are on the string, add colorful jingle bells at the bottom.
  • Once done, tie a double knot at the end, making sure it is secure.
  • Put the wind chime to your porch or garden where it can catch the wind and produce little fairy bell sound throughout the day!

5. Ocean in a Bottle

One of the easiest and fastest science activities for your kids, an ocean in a bottle project is a really beautiful-looking bottle you will see yet!

What you will need:

  • Funnel
  • Large Bottle
  • Blue food coloring
  • Cooking oil
  • Water

Directions:

  • Fill 1/ of your bottle with water.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring and shake to mix it with the water.
  • Add oil and fill out to the top.
  • Close it with the lid and let the fun begin— just tip the bottle upside down or shake it and watch the bottled ocean come to life!

 

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