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Last Update Date: 05 November 2019

Do you know DIY activities for kids are so beneficial besides being fun? Kids of all ages can take advantage of these DIY ideas and crafts we've listed. Let's discover together!

1.Glowing PlayDough

We all know that most children love playing with play dough. The first thing we should know about it that playing with playdough builds up strength in all the tiny hand muscles and tendons and make them ready for pencil and scissor control. When they play with play dough they carry out different actions which support fine motor development as well as hand-eye coordination and general concentration. Also, playing with play dough gives your children a more creative mind.

Why don't you try to make your own play dough at home? This is a brilliant DIY craft and both you and your children will enjoy it?

What you need and how to do it:

DIY ideas
  • Glowing Vitamin
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Salt

Crush 2 of our Glowing Vitamins into a fine powder .Add the vitamin powder to 2 cups of flour, 4 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar, and 2/3 cup of salt and stir.

Next add 2 cups of warm water and 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil.

Whisk this extremely well until there are no lumps.

Add it to a saucepan and cook on medium heat until the playdough completely holds together and is no longer sticking to the pan or your spatula.

If you are not sure if it is ready, take a small bit in your hands (adult only - the playdough is quite hot) and roll it. It should not stick and should have a firm store bought playdough texture. If it is smooshy or sticky, keep cooking it!

Once it is fully cooked, allow it to cool for several minutes. Knead thoroughly to make sure there aren't any remaining hot spots before handing it over to a child.

Take the play dough into a dark room and turn on a blacklight to see it glow! The vitamin will give the playdough a bright yellow color.

Kids will love this experiment.

2.Homemade Indoor Hopscotch

Here is another simple great DIY idea for kids. Homemade indoor hopscotch helps your children improve their number recognition and ordering skills. Children love this game. You can also check out MentalUP memory games to improve their number recognition skills.
DIY Craft, Indoor Hopscotch

Here you can find out what you need for this easy DIY craft.

How to do it :

  • Save up your jumbo cereal boxes and frozen pizza boxes, until you’re happy with the size of the indoor hopscotch that they’ll make.
  • Cut 9 squares and one large semi-circle to sit at the top of the hopscotch.
  • Draw on numbers and paint them with acrylic craft paints.
  • Arrange your squares on the floor and start hopping! Having your child arrange the hopscotch is a great way to work on counting skills and number recognition.

3.Family Tree

Kids love DIY and this is such a simple DIY project for kids. You can find your roots with this simple Family tree. All you need is to draw a tree and have some finger paint. Check out the pictures to complete your project!
DIY ideas for kids, family tree

How to do it :

  • Fill in your ancestors with your own fingerprints.
  • Have your husband/wife do his/her side and then let your child stamp their own.

🤫 Proven Way to Teach Colors and Shapes a Kid: Teaching your toddler to colors and shapes is a fun but challenging adventure. But children can learn them easily through play every day. So, why don’t you use that advantage?

Try MentalUP’s Color And Shape Learning Games to keep them engaged and excited to learn! 🌈

Have Fun!

Lauran Cole