If you are anything like me, keeping your kids entertained during the winter months can be trying. With the cold weather, long break from school, and the dark of the afternoon, a weeknight out with a child can be very difficult.
To help combat the boredoms that can set in I have started creating some great DIY crafts that you can work on with your child. A DIY craft is a great way to spend time together while being able to teach your child new techniques. We do not want your house to look like the picture below!
We’ve always been fans of DIY projects that require a little bit of time and patience to complete.
Shell-Shocked Necklaces DIY Kid Crafts
This is a very easy craft to do and you can really get creative. You will want to make sure that your children are safe when doing this craft as you can cut their fingers with the sharp scissors that may be used for this project.
For this project, you will need:
- Scissors – construction paper – glue stick – plastic bottle caps (must be the same size as the cap of the glue stick) – string or yarn – crayon or marker.
Step 1: Decorate your plastic bottle caps with a crayon or marker. You can also make designs on them if you’d like! You should also cut out shapes such as circles, angles and triangles from the construction paper.
Step 2: Glue the bottle caps onto their construction paper shapes. If you’re doing this with a younger child, they could use the glue stick themselves. Older children may prefer to do it themselves.
Step 3: Tie the yarn or string to make a necklace with knots along the way in order to hold the pieces up as it won’t be as heavy as if you used one piece of yarn or string.
Step 4: Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before wearing. You may want to let your child wear it outside so that it can be exposed to the air, but do NOT leave it in a place where anything may happen to it!
You can embellish the necklaces with beads or buttons as well!
Need more great crafts, see our Scavenger Hunt Placemats DIY Craft Game
That’s it, you are ready to show off your new mock jewelry. You can even have your child make some for relatives as gifts for the holidays or birthdays. Who does not love a hand made craft from a child.
Have any questions or want to share some of your crafts, share with us in the comments below.