What are some DIY home projects that you can do with your kids this summer?
- Cover storages with posters and old comic books
- Dye your shoes
- Popsicle stick frames
- Garden rock caterpillars
Summer vacation is truly a time to have fun and admire all the amazing places the Philippines has to offer. Sunbathing, swimming, and going on road trips are all staples of the summer season; but they are only some of the many ways to make the most out of the vacation months.
Summer also affords many people time to perform other tasks such as get reacquainted with old friends and scout areas for townhouses for sale, if they were considering to move while they have some time on their hands.
Whether you’re living in a village in the suburbs or in a condo for rent in New Manila or Taguig, staying indoors during the summer isn’t a bad idea. In fact, it’s also a great opportunity to spend time with your kids while they’re not busy with schoolwork.
Being inside the house can be just as fun as outdoor activities, such as watching films or eating at fancy restaurants, especially if you’re familiar with some activities that your kids are sure to enjoy. This is also a good opportunity to develop their creative side, which is extremely important to a growing child.
In this article, you will find out about DIY home projects that you can do with your kids, so you can make the most out of the summer while helping them learn new things.
Cover Storages with Posters and Old Comic Books
We have all been kids once and we know how fun it is to play with toys. We also know how frustrating and boring it can be to clean up afterward, especially if a lot of toys were used in the middle of all the fun. Additionally, kids also have a tendency to collect posters of Captain America and whoever happens to be the superhero donning their screens. A few of them even like sticking them on the walls of their rooms or leaving them somewhere and forgetting afterward, never to remember again.
What to do with them? Simple, use them to cover the storages where your kids place their toys. They’ll make them look 10 times cooler and will motivate your kids to clean up once they’re done with their toys.
Dye Your Shoes
If you buy a perfectly white pair of shoes, don’t expect it to stay that way forever. Dust, mud, and stains will eventually get to them; before you know it, they are no longer the pearly white kicks you once knew.
Now, it’s true that while they aren’t as bright as they used to, they’re still shoes, and they are still able to fulfill the purpose of protecting your feet from the environment when you’re outside, while being stylish—okay, you can cross out the “stylish” bit for now, but we’ll get to that in a bit.
Doing this is simple—just aim at one part of the shoe with a dye and squeeze away. Make sure to use different colors of dye on the different areas of the shoe and let them blend. You’ll be surprised at the results.
Popsicle Stick Frames
Popsicle sticks are amazingly versatile. They are used in ice cream, as stirrers, and in arts and crafts—which is great, because you’ll need them in this one.
You will need regular or jumbo-sized popsicle sticks, some washi tape, and glue. Stick tape to as many popsicle sticks as you’ll need, take two sticks and put a line of glue on them, then place the popsicle sticks wrapped with tape across them. Finally, attach the photos with glue or with a pin.
You could also glue a magnet behind the frame if you want to place it on your refrigerator.
Garden Rock Caterpillar
Rocks play an important role in the ecosystem and are also great decorating materials for both exterior and interior design. Another purpose that they’re good for is as canvases.
Rocks are easy to find, so you can stop worrying about finding the right shape or size—they’re literally everywhere and if you have a garden at home, it’s more than likely that you won’t be needing all the rocks you have there. For this craft, you’ll need the following: rocks, craft paint, foam brushes, and a strong adhesive.
Painting rocks can take some time, but it’s incredibly fun for your kids. Paint one side of the rock first, let it dry, and then paint the other side. To make things even more exciting, use different colors. Once all the rocks have been painted, glue them together with the adhesive, and there you have it—a rock caterpillar!
Of course, don’t forget to draw the face!
Staying indoors during the summer doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it’s quite easy to have an enjoyable time with your kids by doing some arts and crafts with them. You will be contributing to the development of their minds by doing so; and since kids naturally enjoy arts, you will also be spending quality time with them—both you and your children will have a happy and memorable experience!