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3 easy and cheap DIY crafts for kids

Three children painting on themselves and the wallDo your kids love being crafty? Want to give them something fun to do?

When it comes to the world of craft, there are many different things that your children can make to not only have fun but to build vital skills for everyday life.

If you’re low on craft ideas, the following are some easy and cheap DIY craft ideas your kids can make today!

3 easy and cheap DIY crafts for kids

Mini Indoor Jar Garden

Just like a real garden, your children can make a mini indoor jar garden.

To make this jar garden they’ll need:

  • A large see-through glass jar
  • A collection of dirt, leaves, twigs, grass, small rocks and anything else they can find in the garden.

To make this mini indoor jar garden simply start by filling the bottom of the jar half full of dirt. Next take the grass and layer it on top of the dirt before adding the twigs as trees and the leaves. Arrange the rest of the items how you want your garden to look before sealing the top of the jar. Your kids can place it in their room and pretend it’s an enchanted forest.

An Indoor Dried Good Sand Pit

An indoor dried good sand pit is as yummy as it sounds.

To create this sandpit your kids will need:

  • An assortment of dried goods including: rice, oats, sprinkles, beans or anything else you can think of.
  • A medium length sized tub.
  • Plastic bowls, funnels, shovels or containers.

To create your indoor sand pit, take the plastic tub and fill it half full of your dried goods. Next add the plastic bowls, containers and funnel to use as play equipment. If your child has toy cars or a toy shovel they can play with these as well. This indoor sand box is great activity for kids on a rainy day and allows children’s imagination to run wild.

Egg Carton Caterpillar

An egg carton caterpillar is a very easy and fun thing to make.

To make this caterpillar you will need:

  • An egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Colourful paint
  • A straw
  • A pair of craft eyes
  • Glue

To make your caterpillar simply cut the egg carton length-ways down the middle so you have a long line. Next paint your caterpillar the colours you want it to be. Remember to colour one of the ends a different colour for the head. Allow to dry before gently poke two holes in the top of the caterpillar’s head. Make sure the egg carton is turned upside down so the bumps are facing upwards. Cut the straw into two small lengths and push them through the holes for antennas. Glue the eyes onto the front of the caterpillar. Your caterpillar is ready for eating leaves.

As you can see these are just some great craft ideas to start your child’s imagination flowing. By opening your children to a world of craft your child can develop and explore new skills they never would have thought possible. So which one did your child try first?

About Martha Goop

As a crafter, Martha loves to share her creativity with readers around the world. Ten years of crafting experience has given her the knowledge to share all kinds of techniques, and projects she has worked on over the ...

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