The world of a child is so steeped in magic and imagination that anything can become a house or a sword or a hat. This makes it so easy for us a parents to keep them entertained.
Simple DIY projects that I do for them bring them so much joy. You can make something spectacular yourself, and your children will love it all the more!
Here are some ideas that I love.
Play Kitchen: I made mine last year out of an old dresser. I have seen them done from nightstands, entertainment centers and just plain built from scratch. People are so creative!
Lounge Mat- How great would these be for sleep overs, movie nights or for taking to preschool for nap? I need to make one! You can find the directions HERE.
Marshmallow Shooter- Boys love to shoot things… you can’t stop it. How about marshmallows? You can make these for less than a dollar. Go HERE for simple directions.
Tent- This one would be really simple and inexpensive to make. Imagine crawling in here to read a story. I love it. Find the plans HERE.
Market- How cute is this home made “store”? My boys would have a ball selling produce! Find the Details HERE.
Giant JENGA- Oh my goodness. How fun is this? Complete Instructions for this project are HERE.
Felt Food- My little boys love to play chef and create meals for us to eat. I know little girls would love it too. These are much cuter than the plastic food items you find in the store. There are a million tutorials out there to make felt food. HERE is one.
Play house- This version is inexpensive, unobtrusive and indoors! I love this idea. Kids love to play under tables. Find directions to make it HERE.
Water Wall- I may have to make one of these this summer. Hours of fun would be had! Directions can be found HERE.
Loft- How cute is this castle loft! This could take pretend play to another level! Found HERE.
There are some ideas. Now go create something!