Tips for Teaching Your Kids to DIY

 

 

Do-it-yourself projects are a fun and economical way to decorate your home. While you can DIY pretty much anything under the sun, not all of them are safe or practical for young kids. Although not every project is kid-friendly, there are still many project ideas you can complete as a family.

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids to DIY; it’s a great way to spend quality time together! If you’re looking for tips for teaching your kids to DIY, look no further! Check out these kid-friendly project ideas:

Handprint Coasters
This easy DIY is a great way to keep memories of when your kids are small. You’ll only need a couple of supplies (all under $5!) to make these coasters turn out beautiful for years to come. The hardest part of this project is getting your little one to sit still long enough to paint their hand and press it onto the tile!

If your kids are a little older, you could even have them paint their own artwork onto the coasters instead of just the handprint. The options for this project are endless!

Fairy Garden
This DIY will require you to do a little bit of the up-front work before letting your kids jump in to help. After you put in the dirt, let your kids help you plant the seeds and decorate the magic fairy garden with a birdhouse, rocks, and whatever else they can imagine.

This project will help your kids practice patience as they wait for their flowers to grow. Bonus points if they help water and take care of their new plant!

Costumes
With Halloween approaching quickly, it’s never too early to start on acquiring costumes. These DIY kids costumes are easy and fun to make. While your kids will have a lesser role in these projects, they’ll find fun in picking out their costume and helping to make the props.

Making your kids’ Halloween costumes instead of purchasing them will be cheaper and allow you to create more options. Plus, they can double as “dress-up” outfits after the holiday is over.

Bird Feeder
Teach your kids compassion for animals with this easy DIY bird feeder. Older kids will be able to do this one all on their own, and your younger ones will be able to complete the feeder with only minimal help. After they’re created, you can watch for birds together and teach your kids about the different kinds in your area.

This project can also double as a cooking lesson. After the bird feeders are complete, make some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the leftover peanut butter and bread!

Glow-in-the-dark Playdough
Fascinate your kids with this glowing playdough! You’ll be able to pick up all of the ingredients from your local grocery store. For families that want to avoid chemicals, this is an all-natural alternative to standard Play-Doh from kids stores.

The best part of this project is that it will last for up to 6 months when stored properly, so your kids will have lasting fun long after the DIY is finished!

Hopefully these DIYs helped spark your imagination of ways to introduce your kids into the world of do-it-yourself projects. If you try out any of these projects or have any tips of your own, let us know in the comments below!

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