5 DIY Activities that Parents and Kids can Enjoy While Staying Safely Indoors
With more time at home, you and your kids can spend quality time together by doing fun activities. Find out how you can have knots and knots of fun!
Although we’ve spent over eight months at home due to the pandemic, we’ve kept busy by working from home, starting a new business venture, or simply bonding with the kids.
With more time at home, you and your kids can spend quality time together by doing fun activities. Plus, you don’t even need to spend a lot of money on them. Here are 5 DIY activities that you can do together and trust us, it’s #KnotsandKnotsOfFun!
1. Baking and Decorating Cupcakes
Baking is a fun way to introduce your kids to the joys of making your own food. Although messy and sometimes chaotic, the result is just as yummy: freshly baked cupcakes for merienda or even dessert. You can even get your kids in the decorating spirit. These include making vanilla or even chocolate cupcakes that you can frost however way you want to! And best of all, there are just so many piping tips, sprinkles, and edible decorations that you can use!
2. Make Your Own Clay
Kids love making things—that much is certain. That’s why, you can reintroduce them to your favorite childhood craft: clay! To make your very own non-toxic version, all you need are the following ingredients (according to iheartnaptime.com): all-purpose flour, salt, cream of tartar, lukewarm water, vegetable oil, and food coloring. This recipe can keep up to three months, and they’re pretty soft and easy to mold.
With the finished dough, you and your kids can easily mold animals, flowers, rainbows, houses… you name it!
3. Set Up Your Own Indoor Fort
Kids miss the outdoors because it’s where their adventures take place. But who says that your house is boring? With some blankets, clothespins, rubber bands, and the many things you can find around you, you can easily make your own fort at home. String up some fairy lights, create cotton clouds, turn off the lights, and voila—you have your very own indoor adventure.
Depending on your child’s preference, you can easily make themed adventures—from under the sea to outer space, a jungle, a forest, and more. The sky’s the limit!
4. Make Tie-Dye Shirts
Got old clothes lying around? Repurpose them with a fun DIY tie-dye project that you can do with your kids! A fun activity for kids of all ages, you can easily make different designs and use different colors. Aside from your old clothes (preferably cotton), you’ll need rubber bands and dyes, which you can easily buy from your favorite arts and crafts shop.
Not only is this a great way for your kids to express their creativity, but it also gives new life to old clothes. And we bet your kids would be proud to wear their creations!
5. Do Paper Crafts
Paper is versatile enough and you can make so much with them! There are 3D greeting cards, decorations that you can hang up, or even cute little toys that you can display! These can be done using old things lying around like empty toilet paper rolls, magazines, newspapers, and tons more for these. For instance, you can make an Elephant Puff with colored paper, clean straws, glue stick, plastic buttons, and masking tape. And with some crayons and colored pencils, you can decorate your own Elephant Puffs however way you want to!
Looking for more creative ways to keep you and your kids busy? Club Knots has you covered! Just head on over to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ClubKnots for step-by-step guides and videos of fun things to do. It’s #KnotsAndKnotsOfFun, let me tell you!