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September 02, 2016

5 Awesome Crafts To Do With Kids

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When decorating a kid’s bedroom, you want it to be fun and playful, while keeping a sense of organisation and design style. Here is a list of five decoration ideas that you can do with the kids, they will have a blast doing it and at the end you will be left with something truly unique for their bedrooms.

1. Spray painted dinosaurs

What you will need:

  • Spray paint
  • Toy dinosaurs (or their favourite animals)

This is a great project that can be done with hardly any spending (or none at all if you recycle from old toys and paint from the house). Make a day of this project on a clear Sunday, begin the day going to a car boot sale and make it your child's mission to collect an array of plastic dinosaurs for their afternoon craft challenge. Once you have an abundance of the toys, lay some newspaper in the garden and spray paint away! Leave them to dry and then admire your handy work. After that you can choose how to use them- cut them in half and use them as handles for a chest of drawers, display them on a window sill next to plant or use as hooks for cute pyjamas!

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2. Wild flower and herb mobiles

Kids love mobiles and spend hours looking at them when going to sleep, do you struggle to find the perfect one? Why not make your own? Bringing nature into a child’s bedroom is refreshing and creates a very peaceful vibe. Herbs and flowers harbour secret meanings, so have a discussion with the kids about what they want their mobile to represent. Here are a few examples:

  • Daisy- innocence/loyalty
  • Lily of the valley- happiness
  • Mint- don’t worry about little things
  • Palm leaves- victory and success
  • Pink rosebud- grace and beauty

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3. Artwork- frame their creations

Creativity is something that lies in all of us, so be sure to encourage your young ones innate talent. To make sure their room is visually cohesive set your child up with a theme and a colour palette of drawing materials and let them doodle away... You will be amazed with the beautiful unique drawings that come from this. Frame their work and hang it in their bedrooms to show how much you love their creations!

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4. Recycling challenge- who can make the most creative animal with recycling?

Waste not want not is the message for this idea. Teach your kids to make the most of the resources they have, encouraging them to turn a few old juice boxes into a display worthy creation. The possibilities with this challenge are endless- animals, dollhouses, musical instruments and so on. There should definitely be some different prizes awarded for whoever takes part. Set up their station with scissors, glue, colouring pencils, and pom poms and see what they can do!

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5. Make balloon bowls

You will need:

  • Balloons
  • Newspaper
  • PVA glue
  • Decorations of your choice eg. glitter, paint, old buttons or sequins

There are so many different ways you can make these bowls fun and beautiful. You can go simple- just some PVA glue and tissue paper, OR you could be super creative using buttons, leaves or beads to add some texture. Start by blowing up a balloon to the bowl size you are after, and dip half the paint into PVA glue. This can get pretty messy, so make sure you protect your surfaces with newspaper. Wait for these to drip off any excess glue but not dry, then the fun bit- be as creative you can in decorating your bowls! TIP- layer torn newspaper (like Papier Mâché) then add some more glue and decoration to make the bowl stronger.

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