Cool DIY Projects for Kids and Parents

Creatively build these fun ideas with your child. Spend a half-day or weekend on a project that will provide for many days of fun.

This simple grocery store featured on Recyclart can be made of salvaged wood and other recycled materials at home: left over fabric, table cloth, shower curtain, bins, wooden shoe rack, baskets, etc. Instead of buying bulky a big plastic play store/house, think outside the box and make your own. This option is healthier for the children: you inspire creativity and use wooden materials that are better for your home’s environment.

Tinker Toys, Legos and an egg carton all make awesome iPad stands. The Piikeastreet craft lab came up with 4 simple ways to create homemade ipad stands.

Tatertots and Jello shows you how to make a Reading Tent/Teepee on their website. This would work in any room in the house, and might get your kids to actually sneak off and read.

This DIY chore chart from the Winthrop Chronicles will help keep track of the kids chores and also offer a reward system for when they do their chores or other good things. They each get to put a little pebble in their jar when they do their chore for that day, and if they are disobedient, then they get a pebble taken out, when they fill their jar they get to pick a prize like going out for ice cream, having a movie night, etc.

Do you know how easy it is to make Moon Sand (the sand that you can mold) at home? This recipe from Totally Kids Times shows you how to make this amazing moldable, holdable, squishable, squashable, sand that never dries out!

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Author: erinpruitt

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