In our tech-driven world, keeping children entertained off-screen has becomes a challenging task. A recent study by Singtel showed that children between 8-12 years old in Singapore spend an average of 35 hours per week in front of their screens, a statistic that has shocked countless parents. Don’t even get us started with why too much screen time is bad for children.
As parents, we have to take the extra initiative to engage our children in fun activities that will help develop their fine motor skills, creativity and more. One way of doing so is by engaging them with fun DIYs for kids.
How do we convince the children of this digital era to engage in DIY activities instead of just gauging their eyes out on screens? For starters, tech can be your friend with these three videos from Crayola. They’re easy-to-do yet rich in teaching opportunities. So sit down with your kids this weekend and introduce them to the world of DIY.
Once your kids start creating with these videos, they may never stop! And you can watch their creativity blossom and grow.
Fun DIYs for Kids
1. Watercolour Calendar
Want to teach your children how to manage their time? Start off by creating this colourful and reusable wall calendar that’ll help in organising your kids schedule. Use Crayola Watercolours to create a vibrant, splatter spray effect and mark important dates and events with Crayola window markers. Your children will not only appreciate the process of making this calendar, but will love the independence of being able to manage their own schedules.
Materials Needed: Poster board, photo frame, Crayola watercolours, Crayola Super Tip Washable markers.
2. Notebook Tote Bag
Want to create something that makes a strong statement? This notebook tote bag says, “Look, world! This is me!” And it’s easy and lots of fun to make. With awesome personal touches, your child will totally rock this bag the next time she goes to the library or to school.
Materials Needed: Crayola Fabric Markers, Crayola Washable Paint, Crayola Paint Brush, pencil, ruler, and canvas tote.
3. Watermelon Pencil Case
Help your child create something that she can use every day. Instead of going to the store to buy a pencil case, why not sit at home and make one? All you need is a canvas bag and a few other things to achieve this pretty pencil case worth flaunting.
Materials Needed: Crayola Fabric Markers, Crayola Glitter Glue, Crayola Washable Paint, Crayola Paint Brush, canvas pencil case, pencil and ruler
Now that you have your next DIY projects ready, getting the materials needed for them shouldn’t be too troublesome. Check out Crayola’s online store to source for all the materials you need from the comfort of your favourite chair. What’s more you’ll also get in the loop on the latest sales and promotions.
Creativity has never been so fun – or easy!
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