Like many parents around the world, you might be struggling to come up with ways to keep your kids from getting bored. There are only so many educational games you can play with them before Netflix becomes the less-than-ideal answer to boredom.
At the same time, you do not want to be playing games with them that bore you. A lack of stimulation is one of those aspects of parenting most people don’t talk about, but boredom can be really demoralizing.
The good news is that if you apply some effort to these craft projects, you and your kids will be busy for days.
Easter is coming up soon (as are Passover and Eid). Everyone wants the best decorations for their home during the holidays, but what better decorations than those you made with your kids? They will feel appreciated with their work hanging on the walls and you will have shown them that hard work doesn’t need to be boring.
Once you’re done with the April holidays, you can start preparing for other festivals. It might be too soon to start with these pumpkin carving designs for Halloween, but most holiday decorations will last as long as you need them to.
Your child’s bedroom is the ideal space to make crafts for. Children experience time differently than we do, and their childhood bedroom is going to feel like their sanctuary for a very long time. They should feel like it reflects them, rather than simply being an extension of the rest of the home.
Spend some time brainstorming ideas with them. See what things they are passionate about. I recommend subtly encouraging themes based on ideas that will last as they get older (and they won’t grow out of in a couple of months). Then start planning what crafts you want to make to reflect that theme.
You will get to spend time with them making some cool posters. But you can go much further as well. Let them help you put up cool shelves, paint the bed frame, and create cool desktop paraphernalia.
By the time you’re done, your children will have the bedrooms of their dreams, created with collaborative work.
Planters for the Garden
All parents want their children to spend time outdoors, or at the very least with nature. What better way than to help them grow flowers, vegetables, or herbs? Planting seeds is not the most exciting activity, but you can build a planter together that will light up your space.
A planter allows you to make the most of limited space while making your plants look a lot more interesting. You can upcycle a huge range of discarded containers, fixing them up before starting with soil and seeds (or seedlings).
This task involves the best of all worlds – you have fun on a craft project while working together to make something grow. It teaches responsibility without feeling like a burden.
Craft projects can keep you and your children busy for days. You will have so much fun generating creativity together!