Kids learn things quite quickly. And the best way for them to learn things is to interact, as it involves active participation of the child. It is especially relevant in the childhood phase. Therefore , it is vital to carry out activities and simple tasks from time to time. But as they grow up, few more important dimensions must be added to their perception; ‘Self-dependency’ and the ‘Figure it out yourself’ approach. Hence, the DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. They make them smarter and generate a sense of pride of achieving things on their own, encouraging and making them thrive for more.
Therefore, we have come up with a list of pretty interesting and simple ideas for DIY. These are suitable for children of any age and are most fun to do, while some of them being useful at the same time. Let’s see what we have here:
1. Glow-in-the-Dark Ceiling
Although, narrating bed time stories is more of a tradition for parents, but the idea is to soothe them into sleep, right? So, why not give them a taste of what it’s actually like in Wonderland.
There are different types of radium stickers available in the market. Help them adorn a sky of their own. But let them decide where to fix that ‘Jupiter’.
2. Pen Stand
PET bottle is common household garbage and not a very hard thing to find. That said, a Pen stand should be the easiest to make, being very useful at the same time. Cut the upper part of the bottle and the broader base has a lot of room for things. That’s all we are going to spill, leaving the rest to your kid’s creativity.
3. Unique Dessert
Trust us; you won’t need to encourage your little one for this DIY project. Help them get different flavored chocolates & some fruit crushes, melt the chocolates into a single mix and blend it with the fruit crush. Now let them choose the mould and freeze the mix in it. And there you go; Your little ‘Chocolate Tycoon’ is walking tall.
4. Cardboard-box Book Shelf
Another useful DIY your kid needs to attempt is a book shelf and the best way for kids to value their gems i.e their books, is to put in an effort to keep them in a proper place. So why not encourage them to make a book shelf out of, say Washing machine’s old cardboard box? All they need is a little guidance from you.
5. Home-made Crossword
Crossword is a great learning board game. Learning to make a learning game is an even more ‘learned’ activity. Not a very good joke, eh?
The procedure is simple. First of all, you need is a big chart paper, an ever-lasting marker, ruler and a bunch of small square shaped tiles. Then, measure the dimensions of square tiles with the ruler and make checked square pattern, keeping in mind that the tiles must fit in.
6. Fishing Rod
There are times when your kid wants to go for fishing with you. Well, let them earn it. Assist them in designing a basic fishing rod. Just a little one for them to understand how it works, but there’s no problem in making a Daiwa air either!
7. Halloween Mask
With Halloween right around the corner, there’s no wonder if your little one is already super excited about doing something special this year. Making a custom monster mask would give them enough confidence to roar off the competitors.
8. The Elf Getup
With everyone trying to be Santa, a little number of Elves roaming around would definitely even out the equation. Besides, an Elf is more fun to be. Help your kid make a Clay Elf nose and that green hat. And don’t forget to train them flaunt that naughty determined Elf smile.
Binoculars are probably one of the most interesting things for kids. Imagine how interesting would it be for them if they could make one. Well, it’s not that hard. All you need a fiber board and a convex lens. We bet your child would enjoy being a little spy.
10. Multi-Pocket Items Holder
Probably the best spot for all those extra little things that your kid misplaces, is an Items holder. The pockets have to be joined by pins, and advise them to make pockets of different colors to rule out confusion.
In conclusion, ‘Do It Yourself’ tasks have always been an integral part of the education system, because not only they make the child constructive, they are easier way for them to explore the extent of their creativity. In addition, it’s very important for every child to experience a practical way of doing things. Apart from that, kids enjoy it the most as well.