16 Easy DIYs to Do With Kids on Weekends

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Honestly, we're not sure who's going to have more fun making these crafts: kids or adults. Whenever you have free time on the weekend and you're looking for a family-friendly activity, consider one of these creative ideas below. Which one will you start on first?!

1. Create a cute dish using air-dry clay.

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2. Make a kitchen trivet using wood beads.

3. Attract birds to your yard with a sweet and simple birdhouse.

4. Collect branches and string together rustic wall art.

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5. Design a floral centerpiece that can also hold candles.

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6. Add a cute animal face to a plain stool using chalk paint.

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7. Preserve seasonal blooms in your very own flower press.

8. Discover how to make sun prints for unique and personalized art.

9. Use ice for the most magical tie dye method.

10. Make wax seal place cards for your holiday table.

11. Use cotton rope, a glue gun, and paint to make artisan-inspired bowls.

12. Craft a calming pillow spray using dried herbs and essential oils.

13. Design wall art (in any shape you want!) using air-dry clay.

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14. Bring out the inner artist in everyone with this acrylic pour painting method.

15. Dress up door handles with a hanging tassel made from string and wood beads.

16. Break out the air-dry clay (again) to form jewelry cones.


Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.

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