DIY garden arts and craft projects for kids is something that every parent should spend some time doing on a regular basis.
Even it if is just an hour every week, this goes a long way is bonding with the kids and getting to know their likes and dislikes without asking them directly (which no kid ever wants to answer).
Here are some amazing projects you can do with your children on a weekend that they’ll be happy to participate.
DIY Garden Arts & Crafts Projects for Kids
Chalkboard Activity Wall with Art Supplies
This is a fun backyard project that the kids can help put up and use as well. It is great if they want to spend some time with friends playing instead of being cooped up inside in front of their screens.
You can also use the board for gardening and other fun teaching time they’ll enjoy.
Painted Rocks Garden Project
This is a lovely project can take one afternoon or a few weekends depending on how much work you can get done and how many kids you have.
It is a simple but beautiful way to decorate the garden at a very low budget.
All you need are rocks (quite a few of them). Ideally you want small and big rocks. The smaller ones will make the creek/river while the bigger ones are for the borders.
You’ll also need some paint. Ideally, a rainbow of bright colors.
Finally, creativity. And, you’re all set to go!
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DIY Planter Crafts
Here’s another lovely way to spend an afternoon creating crafts that you can use around the house, patio or garden.
If makes us of old tins. If the kids are planning to join in, make sure to check the edges on the top where the can opener was used. You want to ensure there are no sharp edges and everything is dulled and rounded so they don’t cut themselves.
From there, it’s all about coating the tins with white coating. Then choosing the designs and painting the colors in.
Besides painting tins for flower pots, you can also create cute, colorful lanterns from them. These are amazing because you they brighten up the night sky outdoors. And, you can use them as décor for when you have guests over.
What makes them unique are the personalized touches. These include the paint on the cans. You can choose whatever color you wish. And, add designs like stripes, stars or anything else as well.
Then there are the small holes that make up patterns. These won’t be anything special during daytime. But at night, they’ll be the star of the show.
Mosaics are amazing to look at especially when you use the right colors and put them together well. The hardest part about creating them is having to place the tiny pieces in on by one so they’re spaced out just right.
Unfortunately, this is also a crucial step. So, you can’t just hurry it.
Here’s a great way to teach kids patience, discipline and focus.
DIY Flower Garden Fairies
Who doesn’t like fairies?
Garden fairies are an amazing addition to any backyard. They’ll not only add a lovely touch to it but also bless it with magic dust.
You can create them with cardboard or another materials. But, you need to decide in advance where you want to put the fairies. Paper and cardboard products are messed up by wind and rain.
So, if you’re putting them up outside, you’ll want to weatherproof them first.
Colorful Garden Creatures
Adding lovely colorful creatures and characters to the garden is something every kid enjoys. That’s because it turns the backyard into a wonderland where their imagination can run wild.
And, here’s a lovely idea to get your creative juices flowing.
Of course you can create all sorts of different characters, creatures and figures there. And, once they’re up, you can paint them with your kids.
Cute DIY gnomes are another thing you can create with your kids. You can do so by sewing or without sewing.
The kids can help design the gnomes and how they look like as well as what colors their hats and beards will be.
Painting stones with all sorts and colors and patterns is an awesome way to help kids nurture their artistic skills and creativity. And, with a little practice, they’ll soon learn that anyone can be an artist.
And, you don’t necessary need to be blessed with Van Gogh’s talent to make something beautiful out of noting.
Garden Composting with Kids
This is probably one of the most useful gardening tips you can teach your kids. It is knowledge they can use for as long as they live. And, it will save them lots of money in the long run not to mention help the environment along the way.