During weekends or vacations, encourage learning and bonding by trying some fun, kid-friendly activities. There are a lot of easy do-it-yourself crafts that you can make. You can buy your materials at the craft store, online, or you can use what you have at home.

The best thing about doing activities at home with the kids is that you can bond with them in a place where they feel comfortable. It offers a great bridge for kids to learn how to keep themselves occupied in safe and fun ways.

Here are some simple, easy crafts that are fun to do with children:

Oil painting. Get creative with oil paints! You can paint paper plates, old newspapers and catalogs, and items found outside, like leaves, rocks, and small branches. Feel free to substitute watercolors, markets, or acrylic paints for this activity.

Pinwheel crafting. This is very easy and fun to do especially when the weather is nice. You just need paper, a pin, and a pencil. Children first draw or paint on the paper. Then, help them with cutting and pinning the wheel. Finally, let them run somewhere safe outside with the wind blowing the wheel.

Dough modeling. When creating dough for play, three ingredients are usually used: baking soda, cornstarch, and water. You just have to combine all the ingredients in a pan and stir continuously on medium heat. Add color or scent if you’d like, and that’s it! This is a fun and non-toxic activity! Kids will enjoy working with their hands.

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