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DIY Crafts for Your Kids

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Kids love paint and glue! When schools are out for the summer, kids can get bored easily. Children these days are glued to the television or iPad all day long! These DIY crafts are a great way to bond with your little ones, and to bring out the artist in them! Try out these five easy and fun projects to keep your kids busy all summer long!

1. Life size pizza

Materials required:

• Glue gun
• Scissors
• Paintbrush
• Colored paper( Brown, Red, Green, Black) and cardboard
• Tooth brush
• Paint (Red, White, Black, Brown)

Directions:

• Cut a large triangular shape out of cardboard, so that it looks like a slice of pizza. Cover it with brown color paper. Roll the bottom of the triangle to make it look like the crust, and glue it in place.
• To make the pizza sauce, mix some oregano and paprika with dark red paint. Paint your cardboard triangle ‘pizza base’ with your ‘pizza sauce’.
• To make pepperoni, splatter white, black and brown paint on red paper using a toothbrush. When the paint dries, cut out big circles for your pepperoni.
• You can make other toppings like green peppers, black olives and mushrooms by using colored paper.
• Stick the toppings onto the pizza slice by using a glue gun, and leave it to dry.

2. Tie & Dye T-Shirts

Materials required:

• Bucket of hot water
• Fabric dye(1 color)
• Rubber gloves
• Plain white t-shirt
• Scissors
• String

Directions:

• Tie a long piece of the string on the bottom corner of the t-shirt tightly.
• Crumple the t-shirt and wrap the string tightly around the t-shirt as you crumple it. Tie a knot after you are done.
• Pour the dye in a bucket of hot water. After wearing your gloves, slowly dip the shirt into the dye for a minute.
• Take out the t-shirt and leave it to set for half an hour before cutting the string.

3. Stuffed Snake

Materials required:

• An old tie
• Two buttons
• Fabric Paint
• Red Colored Paper
• Glue gun
• Cotton

Directions:

• Use the glue gun to seal the small end of the tie. Leave it to dry for 2-3 hours.
• Stuff the other end of the necktie with cotton. You can use a stick or a pencil to stuff it all the way down to the end.
• Glue the bigger end shut and leave it to dry for another 2-3 hours.
• Glue the buttons onto the bigger end by using a glue gun. These are the eyes for the snake. Cut out a forked tongue and glue it to the tip of the bigger end to give it a complete look!

4. Pencil holder

Materials required:

• A set of crayons
• Glue gun
• An old can

Directions:

• Carefully glue the crayons together around the old can by using a glue gun.
• Leave it to dry overnight.
• You can use this as a pencil holder, or gift it to someone special!

5. Stick-Art!

Materials required:

• Ice cream sticks
• Pencil
• Glue gun
• Ruler
• Colored sharpies
• Small magnets
• Sandpaper

Directions:

• Draw a line 4 cm from the end of the ice cream stick and break it.
• Rub the broken end with sandpaper until it is smooth.
• Draw any design onto the stick by using a pencil, and then color it with the sharpies.
• By using a glue gun, attach the small magnets to the back of the sticks to make refrigerator magnets!

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