18 diy projects for kids boys ideas

DIY Crystal Eggshell Geodes

Learn how to grow your own epsom salt crystals. These crystals are borax free making them kid friendly. Using epsom salts means the crystals start growing within a few hours. Thats super fast! Meaning these crystals could be done a just a few hours. Growing crystals makes for a fun DIY science project for kids of all ages! This tutorial Uses eggshells as objects to grow on, which make for a fun geode effect. #diycrystals #crystals #geode #growingcrystals Learn how to grow your own epsom salt crystals at home with these easy instructions. Growing crystals is a fun DIY science project for everyone!

How to Make Ninja Stress Balls – Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Here’s a fun ninja craft for kids to make! Use balloons to create squishy stress balls that look like ninjas. Use yellow balloons if you want your ninjas to look like the LEGO Ninjago characters. These would make great birthday party favors! The secret to a good stress ball is a good filling! I’ve got []

50 Fun Popsicle Crafts You Should Make With Your Kids This Summer

Summer at my house means lots of playing outdoors, vacation and of course, popsicles. We go through tons of popsicles, which means that we have tons of popsicle sticks left over every single week. So,

Science projects to do at home – make rock candy

Looking for a fun science experiment you can try at home with the kids? Try this idea – learn how to make your own rock candy that you can actually eat!

Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft

This Paper Plate Dinosaur is a great craft for dinosaur loving kids! Grab a few supplies around the house to make your favorite prehistoric friends.

Got Stress? Make Your Own Stress Ball!

Relieve stress with these easy homemade stress balls made using flour and a balloon. Then just squeeze for a DIY solution to stress!

DIY Bouncy Balls – Easy Tutorial to Make Super Bouncy Balls!

Learn to make your own DIY bouncy balls. This easy tutorial will show you how to make clear super bouncy balls. Just 3 common ingredients! Click now!

Easter Egg Rockets – The Stem Laboratory

Using two simple ingredients you can launch Easter egg rockets up into the air! Try it and learn about the cool chemical reaction that makes it happen.

How To Make A Stress Ball ~ Kid Crafts perfect for boy scouts, summer camp or family reunions! – A Thrifty Mom – Recipes, Crafts, DIY and more

Spread the love How To Make A Stress Ball ~ Kid Crafts perfect for boy scouts, summer camp or family reunions! This is a low cost project that kids of all ages will love. My daughter made these in her 5th grade class and thinks they are the coolest thing ever. I remember making a

The Coolest Cardboard House EVER!

Please please please ignore the ugly, messy counter. Puh-LEEZ? As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we (meaning “Brien”, of course–although I did help a little…) made the girls a cardboard house this weekend. As I also mentioned, we had piles of cardboard lying around, having been saved from our IKEA entertainment center. I think the plan had been to build a house using rectangles and squares, but nothing had been set in stone. And then, having tucked the cardboard into the guest room, we rather forgot about it until we had guests last week. Oops! As fate would have it, just as B was needing to get a plan together, he received his daily Instrcutables email and included was a model of a house similar to this. PERFECT! The original instructable can be found here, and the calculator Brien used is here. Be aware, should you decide to use the instrucable and the calculator, the lady mixed up her “A’s” and “B’s” from the calculator, causing B a wee smidge of heartache. He used his big ol’ brain (seriously, that is one smart melon that boy has!) and determined the size of the triangles we would need as well as how many, created a template (allowing for a one inch fold on each side) and went to work. I know it’s hard to see, but there are loads of triangles on this piece of cardboard (and a couple more just like it). Do you have any idea how hard it is to cut cardboard? Ouch! I used that ruler (one inch wide–did I mention the man is brilliant?) to make the necessary folds. The pile o’ debris. I did also mention there was a spot of trouble with sides labeled “A” and “B” on the instructable versus the calculator, right? B was able to use that prodigious brain of his to fix the problem without too much difficulty. I love that brain of his, I truly do. :o) And Miss Bitty, of course, saw the scraps from the conversion of the old triangles to the new as cats. Anyone shocked by that? Rather clever of her, really… My pile of folded cardboard. We had both isosceles and equilateral triangles, otherwise known as “large” and “small”. The “small” (isosceles) triangles would be glued together to create pentagons. I don’t think I’ve ever expressed my love of hot glue, but believe me, I do. One of the pentagons completed. The “inside”. After completing all the pentagons, B then glued them together in a long snake-like creature. The house was beginning to take shape, but still needed some filler, which is where the “large” (equilateral) triangles came into play. As you can see, B had a little fuzzy black helper. It would seem he complicated matters somewhat as B was terrified of getting hot glue on him. Well, that, and George objected to being ignored and nipped at B’s feet. :oP I did mention he complicated matters somewhat, right? ;oP We decided the structure was a little too short, and the door a little too difficult to get through as it was, so Brien added rectangular pieces to the base to elevate it some–hence the upside down dome. The last thing he did was “reinforce” (what else would you call it?) the seams with masking tape. We thought it gave a nice decorative effect as well. ;o) I’m sure Lil will have at it with her crayons and markers before it’s all said and done. :oP She certainly created a cozy little hole for her sister and herself. :o) Ellie thoroughly enjoyed her time in the cave this morning (yes, I’m going to refer to it as “the cave” since it’s so stinkin’ dark in there–we could cut windows, but why if the girls like it as is?). Of course, it didn’t hurt that Lil littered it with all sorts of cozy stuffed loveys. :o) Oddly enough, I have no photos of Lil in here. Hm. That must be remedied this evening! If any of you happen to have a truckload of cardboard you would like to get rid of, I’d highly recommend making one of these. It came together over the course of two days with very little difficulty, and it is a hit with all members of the family (well, except maybe Holly…). :o) ************************* Today’s Sparklies: 1. So, now I’m on a sunflower and morning glory kick. So sorry. ;oP The daylilies continue to do their thing, but now the sunflowers are beginning to shine forth in all their sunny glory and I couldn’t be happier. I think I’ve done a fairly decent job having flowers in every month since March. :o) 2. The toe-toes are looking SO good! 3. So, you know how cats like to play in paper bags, right? What happens if they tear through the handle? Poor George, his dignity has been damaged. ;o) 4. The cats have begun to wake Lil up for her to get them brekky. This is a wonderful thing since she loves them SOOOOOOO much. :o) 5. Have I mentioned recently just how in love I am with my house? The new carpet, the new walls, the new entertainment center, all of it. Ahhhhh. :o) 6. Oh, and the fact I culled a large number of toys certainly doesn’t hurt with keeping the clutter down either. In fact, with fewer toys, Lil’s better able to see what she does have to play with and plays better. Does that make sense? 7. And, in case I haven’t mentioned this either, I’m insanely in love with my wonderful husband who is not only an amazing husband, but and incredible Daddy as well. :o) No milestones.

Beaded DIY Wind Chimes For Kids

My kids LOVE working on new craft projects, it just helps break up the day during Summer. One project that they’ve been wanting to do was make some DIY Wind Chimes.

How to Make a Stress Ball: 5 Easy Steps to Make a DIY Stress Ball

DIY stress balls are so easy to make! All you need is a balloon and a filler like flour or rice and you end up with a super fun, super squishy stress ball that’s perfect for busy hands! This is such a great sensory activity and a really simple craft for kids, teens, adults and seniors. DIY stress balls are so easy to make! All you need is a balloon and a filler like flour or rice and you end up with a super fun, super squishy stress ball that’s perfect for busy hands! How to Make a Stress Ball Homemade stress balls are SUPER SIMPLE to make at home. You can use flour, rice, water beads, play dough, and even oobleck as a filler inside the balloon. In order to get the flour inside the balloon, you’ll also need a funnel. But no worries if you don’t have one! Simply cut the bottom off a

Fun DIY Kaleidoscope Kids Craft Tutorial [Pictures]

Inspire creativity with this homemade kaleidoscope kids craft. It is a fun project to work on with preschoolers and the perfect family activity.

How to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers

Make beautiful melted bead suncatchers with translucent pony beads and this simple tutorial. This suncatcher project is one that kids can do, yet even adults will enjoy.

3 Ingredient DIY Puffy Sidewalk Paint – Hip2Save

Make beautiful melted bead suncatchers with translucent pony beads and this simple tutorial. This suncatcher project is one that kids can do, yet even adults will enjoy.

Make Your Own Robotic Hand With This Anatomical DIY

Talk to the hand.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint for Kids in Less than 5 Minutes

Keep the kids busy outside with DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint! All you need are 3 common household ingredients—kids can help make it or do it themselves!

Stained glass art project for kids

DIY Mosaic Art Kit for beginners. Craft kits for kids. Green cactus Mosaic artwork. Stained glass kit. Kids Art Kit, Gift idea, Mosaic Project Original Gift idea for lovers, mother, friend, kids, hobbyist. Wall art for Living room, kids room, bedroom, girls room This kit doesn’t require any cutting and contains all you need to complete one mosaic cactus, including: – 1 Plywood cactus cutout (7,8 inch x 3,51 inch ) – Carefully chosen tiles to complete your design – Glue in an easy to use squeezy bottle – Instructions and photograph as a guide At our studio we see how much pleasure making a mosaic can give. Imagine if all you needed to start you off on a new creative journey was all there in one small bag.