School’s out, but creativity’s always in! With the March school holidays around the corner, this means you have a week of precious bonding time with your little ones. Coming up with activities to keep them occupied can be a little challenging, especially when you’ve exhausted the day trip options. Fret not, there’s another tool in your armoury - DIY crafts!
Simply break out the art supplies and get inventive over the holidays with these 5 fun DIY projects that the whole family can join in with!
Suitable for: Children aged 2 years and above
Keep your child occupied and let them grasp the foundational knowledge of working with clay, which helps to reduce screen time and enhance learning. In the process, this fun learning experience will help your child hone their gross and fine motor skills, executive functional skills, sensory exploration, problem-solving, creative and abstract thinking and more.
Suitable for: Children aged 3 years and above
Be blown away by the beauty and complexity of crystal growth with this science kit with stunning results. Perfect for young science enthusiasts, this kit contains all the materials needed to perform seven different crystal growth experiments. Watch your little one’s face light up as each sparkling crystal forms and grows inside its own unique display dome.
Suitable for: Children aged 6 years and above
Let your kid become a chemist for a day! Learn all about the fascinating organisms known as slime molds and let them make their own glow-in-the-dark red slime. In the process of concocting slime, take the opportunity to explore where slime occurs naturally in nature.
Fun fact: Some creatures - such as the hagfish - use slime to defend themselves while others, such as the snail, make use of slime to help them move around. What other interesting trivia will you and your little one stumble on?
Suitable for: Children aged 6 to 13 years old
Ever wanted to start your own bakery? Now’s your chance to do so with your little one! Create and decorate your own mini cakes, cookies, and pies with easy-peasy, no BAKE, air-dry clay. This kit includes all of the "ingredients" and instructions for rolling out clay just like fondant. Make faux flowers, stack on the sprinkles, add expressive faces and more! Display your clay creations on a mini cake stand or in a bakery box to highlight your little one’s baking talents. It's a bake shop of adorable clay confectionery - you’re only limited by your own imagination.
Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and above
Introduce your child to the world of coding and drawing with intelligent robot, Mind Designer. This programmable robot will accompany your little one to the discovery of arithmetic and geometry in an easy and fun way. Built in with an innovative integrated speech recognition function, Mind Designer is able to execute the commands that your kid gives. Couple this with the exclusive free app of Mind Designer, experience block programming in the coding area, create simple and complex shapes, and have them all sketched in Mind Designer.
Who says fun activities have to break the bank? Get your kids to use their imagination and explore their creative side without spending a fortune on supplies.
Let them have their hands covered in paint and make a bit of mess around the house - after all, it’s all in the name of art! Discover more fun crafts at GoGuru.