Summer is filled with activities for kids but parents are still bound to hear the dreaded “I’m bored” from their kids from time to time especially when it’s too hot for them to go play outside. This is why, we have compiled a list of fun, creative, and budget-friendly DIYs you can do with your kids this summer at home. 

Bookmarks

DIY Bookmarks

This is an excellent DIY to try whether your child is a book-worm or you’re trying to encourage them to read more. A handmade bookmark will definitely compel your little ones to pick up a book.

What you’ll need:
-Craft paper

-Sketch pens

-Scissors 

-A glue stick

You can watch this video for some easy, quick DIY Bookmarks that your kids can follow along!

 

Ice Painting

Ice Painting Blocks

Ice painting is a cool and fun way to beat the heat. A  perfect activity for all the creative kids out there, it can give them freedom to create art with ice! All the supplies you’ll need are listed below:

  1. Ice Tray
  2. 1Tsp Flour
  3. Food Coloring
  4. Popsicle Sticks
  5. Paper

Directions:

  1. Fill your ice tray with water then empty the water into a bowl. 
  2. Whisk the flour into the water so that the ice has a less watery consistency.
  3. Pour the flour water 4 blocks at a time into the ice tray then into another bowl.
  4. Do this 4 times into 4 bowls for 4 colors. 
  5. Add your food coloring to these bowls. 
  6. Now pour the color flour water into the ice mold so that you have 4 ice blocks of each color.
  7. Put your popsicle sticks into the color water and put the tray in the freezer. This will take about 6-7 hours. 
Ice Painting
Once ready, you have colorful ice blocks ready for your kids to use for paintings. 

Watch and learn: 

  

Shoe Art             

DIY Shoe Painting

Another great way to keep kids engaged is to let them paint their old shoes. All you need for this activity is a pair of old shoes and a set of marker or sketch pens. This will not only help your kids get creative but it will also revamp their closets for the summer. Watch this YouTube video for ideas! 

                                                                                                   

Tie Dye                                                                                             

Tie Dye clothes have been around for the longest time and kids love the fun, vibrant colors. Did you know, you can make your own Tie Dye clothes at home?                                                                               

 What you need: Plain t-shirts, fabric dye, and some rubber bands (and rubber gloves) Watch this video for a quick and simple guide on DIY Tie Dye 

                                                                                                           

Before we talk about the next activity, think back to your own childhood. You’re outside, playing with your friends and you see someone blowing bubbles. Chances are, all of your friends started chasing and bursting bubbles! 

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Giant Bubbles

We all have a fond memory of bubbles. And with this activity, you can give your kids the same happy memories but this time, with Giant Bubbles! The solution is easy to make and it’ll definitely put a giant smile on your kids’ faces. Here is a quick recipe:

                                                                                                                    

With that, you have Plan B’s guide to super fun and easy DIYs you can try this summer with your kids! Let us know in the comments which one’s your kids loved the most. Have more ideas? Share those too!

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