5 Easy DIY Projects That The Kids Will Love
1. Water Bottle Piggy Bank
With this piggy bank, the kids will be excited to save the money instead of spending it right away.
To make a water bottle piggy bank, all you have to do is to use craft knife to cut a 1 1/2″ x 1/8″ wide slot (for inserting coins) in the bottle, about midway between top and bottom.
Take a chart or any coloured paper long enough to wrap around the bottle. Now, using a scissor, cut a strip of the paper the same size as the slot in the bottle. Use a pencil to trace the slot on the paper.
Now, cut out the shape of the ears and the nose from the paper. Use a different coloured paper to cut out the inner ears. Fold ears at tab and position them along the edge of paper band, about 1″ to each side of slot. Secure the tabs to back of paper band using a tape. Wrap the paper band overlapping the tape seam.
For the nose, cut out paper and trace the bottle cap and glue it. For nostrils, use hole punch to make 2 circles from the other paper. Paste them to the cap.
For the eyes, cut out two circles of any colour and paste them to the bottle.
For legs, paint some beads and stick them on the bottle.
2. Paper Bag Jellyfish
Take a paper bag and start painting it with painting colours and paintbrush. Now, add some glitter to the bag. Let the paper dry for a while.
Next, cut strips using a scissor just halfway the paper bag. Do it roughly so there is some movement.
Use cupcake paper base to make eyes. Make pupils with the marker in the middle of the base and paste it on the bag. Or, paste two googly eyes on the jellyfish bag using a glue. Let it dry again and you’re done!
3. Wind Chime
Paint a tin can using paint colours and paintbrush. Optionally, shake the some glitter on the can while the paint is still wet. After the paint dries, punch hole on the bottom of the tin with a hammer and nail. Then, strung a long piece of yarn or a thin rope through the hole. Tie two washers on the yarn, one to hold it in place and one at the end of the string to create clanking noise when it hits the can in the wind.
If you want to make it look extra pretty, you can draw patterns on the surface and add beads on the string.
Make a bunch of these and wind chimes and hang them together on a window and wait for the wind.
4. Ocean in a Bottle
This DIY project is not just very simple but really beautiful, too.
First, fill the bottle halfway with water. Add few drops of blue food colouring and swirl the bottle to mix the colour. You can add some glitter, as well. If you have little sea creature toys, you can add them, too.
Then, fill the rest of the bottle with a colourless oil using a funnel.
Finally, apply white craft glue on the dry of the bottle to seal the cap.
5. Button art
Choose any design you want to create and create a painting using colours on a paper. Take lots of buttons and put some glue on their bottom. Place the buttons wherever you want them to be in your design. Let the glue dry properly.
6. Garden Rock Caterpillar
Collect some rocks and start painting them using colours and paintbrush. Let them dry.
Using a marker, draw a face on your marble head- eyes, nose and mouth.
After the paint dries, assemble the rocks in the desired position. Use two small tree twigs as the “antennas” of the caterpillar. Paste them on the head rock with glue. Keep them in place while the glue dries out. Glue all the stones in the position and let them dry overnight.