Finding activities that excite a stimulate a kid doesn’t seem like such a difficult task. However, when it comes to finding activities for both children and adults to enjoy, there doesn’t appear to be much variety. Nonetheless, there are still plenty of activities that both kids and adults can take great pleasure in with just a little bit of creativity. The following are a few DIY activities:
DIY Coloring Book
Coloring seems to be a popular favorite among children of all ages. There are many mediums to color with, ranging from color pencils, markers, crayons, ink pens, and more. You may be wondering why you’d want to DIY a coloring book when you can go out and buy one. It comes down to customization and creativity in making something that’s unique to you and your kid. Beyond that, printing your own coloring pages is especially affordable when you buy your ink online. There are printable coloring pages online so that children can put together their own book with whatever combination of cartoons, superheroes, cars, flowers, and objects they please. Coloring has proven to be a very therapeutic activity for adults as well. While some adults might not favor coloring cartoons, there are many abstract printable coloring pages with realistic scenery and intricate floral patterns which can be combined to make your own DIY coloring book.
DIY Jewelry Making
Another interesting DIY craft is jewelry making. Many kids love wearing accessories whether it’s earrings, colorful bracelets, or cool necklaces. Adults can enjoy this activity as well because people of all ages enjoy wearing some jewelry. This activity allows kids and adults the ability to express their artistic individuality, having new accessories that are unique from anything seen in the store. The nice thing about DIY jewelry is that the materials are cheap, readily easy to find, and you only require minimal home tools, such as a pair of pliers, to create.
DIY Bath Bombs
Bath time can be made fun with bath bombs. In short, bath bombs are hard-packed, compressed mixtures of dry ingredients that dissolve in the water. Oils and scents are usually mixed into bath bombs to create a bath experience, unlike the rest. There are hundreds of molds that can be purchased online to put the mixtures into to create star-shaped, Superman, flowers, etc. Adding food coloring to the bath bomb mixture offers quite the special effect. Adults can put in their own special essential oils to optimize their therapeutic baths. Below is a quick bath bomb recipe:
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
1/2 Corn Starch
1/2 cup Citric Acid
2 1/2 tbsp. Almond Oil
3/4 tbsp. Water
Bath Bomb Mold
2 tsp. Essential Oils
6 Rose Petals
Doing one of these DIY activities is worth a try. They can be incredibly therapeutic for both adults and kids. Kids will take great interest in experimenting, and they’ll find their new inventions quite fascinating.
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