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5 Fun Family-Friendly Craft Ideas

9 June 2023

It's no secret that spending time with family is a great way to bond and create memories. But sometimes, it can be hard to come up with ideas for activities everyone will enjoy. If you're looking for some fun, family-friendly craft ideas, look no further! In this article, we'll share five of our favourites.

Make your own play dough

Play dough is a childhood staple, and it's easy to see why. The colourful, malleable dough is irresistible to small hands and is a great way to encourage creative play. Plus, making play dough is simple and fun, making it a great activity to do with your kids. You'll need flour, salt, water, food colouring, and vegetable oil to make your own play dough. Start by mixing all ingredients in a bowl, stirring until the dough comes together. Then add the vegetable oil and knead until the dough is smooth. Once it's finished, your play dough will be ready to use.

Make a homemade greeting card

Greeting cards are a thoughtful way to show someone you care, and there's always an occasion not far away. You'll need a few things to get started: some card, scissors, glue, and whatever decorations you want to use. Once you have your supplies gathered, start by folding the card in half. Then, have your child cut the card into any shape they want. Next, it's time to decorate. Your child can glue on sequins, buttons, or pictures from magazines. Once they're finished, write a message inside and give the card to someone special.

Create a custom piece of art for your home

Whether a painting, sculpture, or even a simple collage, creating your own artwork is a great way to add a personal touch to your space. It is a fun and creative activity to do with your kids and an excellent way to bond with them while expressing your creativity. And best of all, it doesn't have to be expensive – you can use items you already have around the house or pick up some cheap supplies at your local craft shop.

Craft a festive holiday decoration

One of the best festive decorations you can make is a paper wreath. All you need is a sheet of tissue paper, some scissors, and a stapler. First, cut the paper into strips about an inch wide. Then, fold the strips in half and staple them together to form a loop. Once you have lots of loops, start attaching them to form a wreath shape. Once the wreath is complete, you can decorate it with ribbon, bows, or whatever else you like.

Paper plate animals

Making paper plate animals is a great activity for kids of all ages, and it's relatively quick and easy to do. Plus, you probably have all the materials you need already around your house. To get started, gather a few paper plates, some coloured card, scissors, glue, and felt tip pens. On the card, draw different parts of your chosen animal, such as a tail, ears, nose, and eyes. Cut these out and glue them onto the paper plate. Once the glue is dry, use the felt tip pens to add detail to the animals. You can make any animal you like – the sky's the limit!

These five fun, family-friendly craft ideas will help keep your kids occupied, while producing some creative pieces of art for your home.

Photo by Yan Krukau

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