Due to coronavirus lockdown, everyone is at home and spending quality time with the family. We have listed some great DIY things you can do in lockdown with a combination of ideas you can do as a family for keepsakes, fun-only games plus some art and craft activities.
Creative DIY Activities you can enjoy with your kids in Lockdown
Such fun things are simple for kids, DIY, and can mostly be created with everyday products you've got around the house. With almost no access to playgrounds and playdates, children can easily get bored and this can lead to increased screen time.
Best of all, none of these require an electronic device or an app, so you don’t have to worry about too much screen time.
Check out these creative activities which you can enjoy with your kids -
This appears to be a very simple game to make. You simply take a box of cardboard and place numbers over each entry hole you make.
Then you give your child the chance to hit a golf ball into one of the holes. Whoever has the most points wins.
Can’t go out? Try some of the interesting ideas & nice stuff you can use for your own experience of camping indoors!
You simply set up a tent in the living room or basement.
Then create a fake campfire and ask your kids to spend inside the tent. Setting up a children's campsite would keep them occupied for hours!
It is a perfect thing to do during the lockdown and you will make some fantastic memories.
Cardboard Box Colourful
This is a great idea if you have a kid around 1yr or above.
Well, you can beat that outbreak by placing your child inside a cardboard box, giving them a crayon and encouraging them to draw until their little hearts are full
Cotton ball painting
This is the idea to make painting simpler for parents and children alike. You just add a clothespin to the cotton balls.
Then ask your kid to dip them into the paint and then put the colored cotton balls on paper and make a beautiful painting.
Painting with cotton balls is super exciting for kids and a great way to broaden their painting experiences away from just traditional paintbrushes.
This ring toss game is one that would allow you to upgrade things that you would usually toss while making a fun game.
So all you need an old towel tube made from paper. Then you have to cut the middle out of sheets of paper. Eventually, you decorate and throw around your paper towel tube with your homemade rings.
Tin Can Bowling
Do you have a kid that loves to bowl? Well, due to lockdown you can’t go out but don’t worry try this activity with your kid.
All you have to do is paint some old tin cans or thermocol glasses and grab a ball. They can have their very own game in the comfort of their own home.
Balloon Stamp Painting
It is another nice idea about the arts and crafts that don't require much money or mess to make.
Paper plate fish
This will be the best fun and easy craft activity you can ask your kid to do.
Take a plate and Color the paper pink (or any other color you wish) and let the paint dry completely.
Cut a tiny triangle out of the paper plate (a piece of pie). It should make the fish mouth (and use the extra bit for the tail).
It's incredible what you can make with just a bit of paint on your fingerprints or thumbprints. All you need to add is a pinch of creativity and with your little ones, you have some frame-worthy art to make.
In need of a quick and easy playdough recipe that can keep the kids busy for hours?
Playdough is also perfect as an indoor activity. Also, you can make playdough at home.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups lukewarm water
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
Food coloring, optional
Using the ingredients listed above, stir together the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large pot. Then add in the water and oil and coloring (if you’re using just one color only). Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball.
Remove from the heat and place the ball onto wax paper. Allow to cool and knead until smooth. If you’re wanting different colors, divide the dough now and add five drops of color to each section, mixing together until it’s ready for playtime.
It's time for children and families to spend some quality time and make the most of this opportunity! Build the perfect moments and catch them, and create memories for life.
Do you have any DIY activities of your own? Share your Activities in the comment section below.
Published on: 11th April 2020
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