When it comes to crafting during the springtime, we find that our kids do almost as much of it as they did when they were stuck inside all winter long. Although the weather is lovely some days and they’re definitely also playing outside more, those long rainy days still happen and nothing lift their spirits like a “crafternoon”! That’s why we’ve had our eyes open extra wide lately for awesome DIY projects that are simple and great for kids. They love DIY of all kinds; they’ll happily make just about anything!
Just in case you’re in the same position as we are and could use some new crafts and DIY projects of all kinds to make with your kids on a rainy day, here are 15 of the very best ideas, tutorials, and designs we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration.
1. Easy star softie for kids
Are your kids actually a little bit older and starting to take a bit of interest in crafts and projects that require a bit more concentration and patience? Well, if you . think they can handle a bit of very simple sewing under your supervision, then maybe they’d be ready to try making this adorable star shaped softie outlined step by step on Apple Green Cottage!
2. Butterfly twig suncatchers
If you’re going to do a bit of crafting this spring, would you rather make something that feels a little bit seasonal? In that case, we think you might get a long a little better with something like these colourful butterfly sun catchers outlined step by step on Two Daloo! We like that the shape and the fact that they’re made with twigs really ties into the season happening outside.
3. Bead kaleidoscope kids’ craft
Just in case your kids love making crafts they can also play with afterwards the best, just like ours do, here’s something that was simple to make but so much fun to use that it kept out little ones busy for days after! Darcy and Brian shows you how to made a cute, custom decorated little kaleidoscope that’s filled with bright, sparkly plastic beads.
4. DIY string art
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about slightly more challenging crafts that are still kid friendly but also require a little more patience, but you’re just not convinced that your kids are ready to start sewing just yet? Then we have a feeling you’ll appreciate the way Easy Me World helped their children carefully nail a simple butterfly shaped outline into a slab of wood and let them fill colour in using string wrapping techniques.