>> May 1, 2017
Kids are a bundle of energy. No matter how rambunctious they can get, there’s nothing more than watching them have fun and being happy about it.
There are a lot of ways you can bond with your kids, from playing catch with them in the backyard or playing make-believe with them. But what better way to bond with them than doing DIY projects. They’re a fun and creative way to explore your child’s intuitiveness and creativity. From having fun with DIY slime to making hand puppets, here are other projects that are just as fun to do with your kids:
1. DIY Slime
Playing with slime nowadays is extremely addicting to kids and adults alike. The feeling of smooshing a moldable of object that’s mess-free is nothing short of a satisfying. What’s also fun is that making it is just as easy as playing with it. What you’ll need are the following:
· A bowl
· Food coloring (OPTIONAL)
Once you have your ingredients with you, all you have is add the glue in the bowl then add water to mix. If you want to add color to your slime, just add a few drops of your food coloring and then mix. Afterwards, pour in your Borax and the mixture will begin to form a slime-like consistency. Once that happens, just mix it then dig in with your hands and knead it until it no longer sticks on the bowl that much. And there you have it! Slime for you and your kids to smash and squish around.
2. DIY Play-Doh
This one is a childhood relic. As kids yourselves, you had fun playing around with this moldable miracle. Now that you have your own kids and the various sets that Play-Doh can come in different prices, you now have the ability to craft this for your child’s enjoyment. For this, you’ll need the following:
· Vegetable oil
· Food coloring
Add 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, ½ cup of salt, and drops of food coloring in the pan and heat until warm. Once warm enough, let it cool then add the flour. Knead the dough until it’s smooth enough.
3. Sock Puppets
If Play-Doh was a childhood relic, here’s another one. With this, you and your child can fuel each other’s imaginations and let them run wild. Just grab an old pair of socks, some glitter, a pair of googly eyes and some yarn for hair then just go crazy on what you can create!
4. Decorative Flower Vase
Here’s another easy one. If you want your flowers to stand out even more, do this with your kids. Just take a plain-looking vase, some sequins or coins, glue and other decorative items. Then just have fun sticking a bunch of stuff on the vase and let your creativity flourish.
So there you have it! Not only will you enjoy with your kids with these projects, but you’ll be unlocking their hidden potentials as well.
Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveller because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.