On rainy cold days indoor games are a must, my kids had 3 snow days this year already and they don’t like TV much so this indoor hopscotch mat was the perfect solution to our Winter woes. I found some cheap canvas material and felt at Joann’s fabric store and used my 50% off coupon, which made this DIY project so affordable. The children were non-TV occupied for hours on end while the Winter weather howled on in the background.
If you have a printer this is an excellent DIY craft gaming project you can make your for kids to play all year round. You use little rectangle cards larger than real dominoes and put shapes in the domino cards so they can be matched up as in the regular game. The dominos make an excellent teacher’s aid as well.
My children and I attended a puppet show in England last Summer and they were mesmerized. I realized this was a very cool thing we were missing Stateside. One day while reminiscing about Punch and Judy and Lambchops, we decided to just make our own. Dad cut the wood for us and we attached some black paper to the front, then my daughter found an old Halloween costume which made lovely theater curtains. The kids are now writing the plays, learning to ad-lib like the pros and its standing room only in the playroom.
I made a bunch of these this year for Christmas gifts and everyone loved these awesome handmade snakes that are created from ties. Creative DIY gifting at its best. I found a bag of men’s ties at Savers and remembered this fantastic DIY gift idea I saw on Pinterest. The sewing instructions were super easy to follow, its a fantastic little DIY project for the novice hobby sewing person or the well-versed seamstress. You cannot find an easier cuter DIY gift for kids.
This is a simple lovely DIY craft for the little ones on your Christmas list. I got some felt from Michael’s craft store and followed the simple instructions in the link. I added some colored pecils to the finished project and they looked amazing. This will definitely be something I will make again and again.