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FIVE GREAT DIY IDEAS FOR KIDS

Keep the kids away from the PlayStation and entertained with these great DIY ideas

Finding safe and fun projects for children to engage in at home isn’t always the easiest of tasks, but these five DIY activities for kids are a sure fire way to keep your rugrats occupied and entertained.

1. The braided friendship bracelet

Friendship bracelets are back and bigger than ever and now you can get the kids to make their own. The braided take on the friendship bracelet is a great option as they are super easy to make, the kids can choose their own colors and then give them out to their friends.

DIY bracelet

DIY bracelet

http://designoform.com/crafts/five-strand-braid-tutorial-how-to/
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2. Homemade playdough

Playdough is easy to make at home and fun for kids of all ages, so why not get them involved in the cooking process as well? You can even get them adding food coloring, glitter and essential oils to the mix for playdough that looks as good as it smells.

magicplaydough

magic and colorful playdough

http://www.themagiconions.com/2011/11/homemade-playdough.html
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3. Paper plate crafts

To kids a paper plate is more than a dish for serving food. It is the beginning of all kinds of arts and craft projects. Inexpensive and a great way to clean out your craft material odds and ends, these paper plate craft ideas will have the kids entertained for hours.

Paper Plate Mask

DIY Paper masks

http://www.pinkstripeysocks.com/2014/06/summer-paper-plate-crafts.html#more
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4. Painted walking sticks

Making and painting walking sticks is a fun and very easy art project that leads to lots of fun summer hikes and walks around town! When choosing a stick, look for a sturdy one that can be easily painted, or, if you prefer, you can use strips of felt colored tape.

Walking painted stick

Colorful DIY walking sticks

http://thediydreamer.com/crafts/diy-walking-sticks/
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5. Alphabet pebbles

Have you ever wondered why kids pick up rocks and pebbles everywhere they go? Well, why not put them to good use and create a set of alphabet pebbles? The kids will then have great fun making words and sentences with their ABC pebbles.

alphabet on pebbles700x400 heavy

http://thediydreamer.com/crafts/diy-walking-sticks/
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Have a creative summer !

 


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