You might wish to have some inexpensive fun with your child, whether it’s for summer break, upcoming school activities, or a nice day off in the winter.
And this is not a discussion about online entertainment. We think it’s preferable for kids to learn how to have fun outside of the cyber world at a time when many youngsters automatically turn to their computers, gaming consoles, or iPads for entertainment.
Fun projects, in our opinion, are some of the finest things you can do to encourage kids’ creativity, design sensibility, and hand-eye coordination. Stay tuned for our list of fantastically entertaining projects for 10-year-old children, including paper crafts, string art, jewelry crafts, and more!
A Chatterbox or Fortune Teller
It doesn’t get any easier than this, since all you need to make our origami chatterbox activity is some pens and paper. Kids will like customizing this toy and playing it with all of their friends and family members. It is a playground favorite.
Yarn-Wrapped Cardboard Letters
Children like making their marks on their stuff. Children frequently write their names in their notebooks, wear lockets with their names or initials, and do other things like this. As a result, your child may wish to hang their name or initial on the walls of their bedroom.
And you may assist them in doing so with only a few basic items, or even recycled ones! An excellent landmark in a child’s room, for instance, is a cardboard cutout covered in vibrant yarn.
Color Saturated Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are wonderful spa-inspired presents. Your tween or adolescent will be inspired to explore their creative side by making soap because of the variety of colors that can be achieved with food coloring and this lovely endeavor. Look for entertaining bath bomb molds in the form of lips, donuts, fruit, and other novelty forms because bath bombs aren’t necessarily spherical.
Who among children doesn’t enjoy stickers and a nice sticker book? This is one of our favorite kid-friendly projects since your small ones can design their very own personalized stickers and let their creativity soar. The ideal thing to do on a wet day.
One of the traditional tween projects is this one! Friendship bracelets are easy to create with only a few materials, and youngsters (even older kids) love to wear them during sleepovers or other group events. They’re also quite adorable! As your child matures, their bracelet will serve as a memento of their younger years and their pals.
Personalized Flower Pots
Make several personalized flower pots in any color or a variety of hues as you get ready for spring. Making the dots that finally peel off to reveal the word’s outline around the sticker letters just requires a steady hand. Create flower pots bearing the names of people or the plants you intend to utilize indoors. Incorporate artificial felt succulents made at home to mislead the eye if your tween or teen doesn’t yet have a green thumb.
For young children, lava lights provide excellent sensory stimulation. They will also demonstrate to older children the scientific principles underlying the fascinating chemical processes. If you’re not an avid maker, making a lava lamp could seem like a major step forward. However, this DIY guide is really simple to follow and just calls for common household goods.
Paper fans are a lovely symbol of several cultures, and youngsters really like them. However, you may show your child how to construct a paper fan using a colored or patterned cardboard sheet and a few simple folds rather than buying one for them outright.
Additionally, your child may decorate the fan with their own designs using pencils, colored paper, glitter, and glue, which gives it a ton of vibrant hues.
Daily Stress Ball
Making DIY stress relievers with your preteen might help you get a jump start on holiday presents and stocking stuffers. Your kid can even create some for themselves. Choose the brightest, most cheerful balloons, fill them with cornstarch, and, if you choose, add your name with a permanent marker.
This rainbow wand is a fun game that also functions as a useful toy and costume item. For the assembly, we utilized glitter card, vibrant ribbons, scissors, and glue. However, youngsters may always make their items even more unique by adding beads, diamonds, or anything else they see fit.
Rainbow Grilled Cheese
Projects using food coloring are excellent choices since kids adore anything that is colorful. Additionally, you may perfectly craft by combining coloring and cooking with this rainbow grilled cheese. We advise constant adult monitoring. And because everyone enjoys grilled cheese sandwiches, you may make a few and share them with your child.
Personalized Alphabet Letter Beach Towel
Use free alphabet letters to add a nice quotation, embroidered monogram, or favorite word to a plain beach towel. Any day spent by the ocean or pool will be made better with a personalized towel. Get creative by using old, fading favorites or brand-new towels with interesting patterns from the dollar store.
This is one of our simplest crafts for kids and another well-liked rainbow DIY project. It only requires five pieces of equipment. We believe that any kid’s party would be a hit with these rainbow decorations. Simply set up a craft station, provide the pre-cut card and ribbon, and be available to walk them through the process.
Who would have guessed that eating marshmallows could be more entertaining for kids? Your child may have a fun winter night savoring their favorite confectionery by using toothpicks and some large and little marshmallows.
Use your child’s imagination to create a variety of designs with this straightforward combo. You may also get extra ideas by perusing images of actual snowflakes.
Marbled Smartphone Case
Marbling is a time-honored craft method used to make lovely and simple design patterns. Your tween or adolescent will be the talk of the group with this swirling phone case. Pick up a cheap transparent plastic smartphone case, a couple of your child’s preferred nail polish hues, and observe the magic take place.
Toilet Paper Tube Crafts
Tubes for toilet paper are a common home item. We advise saving a few before trying one of these 13 toilet paper tube crafts while relaxing. The carp fish designs are our favorite since they can be so simply turned into a hanging mobile with some rope and a little more imagination.
Many tweens find paracord bracelets, also known as parachute cord bracelets, to be a cool accessory, especially those who have participated in scouting, where each boy and girl occasionally receives their own bracelet. In addition, perhaps your child might use it to learn about its past before it became a fashion statement.
Pop Top and Ribbon Bracelets
Making a bracelet out of recycled pop tabs from cans is an age-old art that fits in well on the wrists of the hottest fashionistas. The pop tab bracelet is more substantial and unmistakably trendy in modern times. The stacking and overlapping of 20 to 30 pop tabs with the addition of a satin or velvet ribbon to provide a sense of elegance is the secret to the style.
Rainbow Sun Catcher
This rainbow sun catcher, another one of our wonderful rainbow decorations(opens in new tab), is the ideal decorative item for any child’s bedroom. We suggest making this activity in the spring or summer, when your child will be amazed by the light and throw bright beams of color all over the room.
Kool-Aid Lip Balm
Young tweens frequently make lip balm crafts, which may be manufactured from a variety of things including candy, peppermint, beeswax, etc. Using sweets is excellent for kids, but we also really loved Kool-Aid, which is what we’ve noticed most kids desire the majority of the time. So you’ll be able to keep your kids content for a while by utilizing this simple and fast recipe!
Rainbow Tie-Dye Shoes
Have your tween paint on their individuality if they have a distinctive personal style that can’t be communicated by just any shoe. The finest blank canvas for your child’s design is a pair of plain white shoes. To create these rainbow-colored sneakers, gather a tie-dye kit and plenty of masking tape. The amount of color that is applied to the shoe may be managed with the use of a foam brush.
These amusing paper hats, which can be constructed from anything from leftover wrapping paper to old newspapers, are the easiest thing there is to make. The process of making origami helps kids build important hand-eye coordination and focus abilities, and they’re fantastic for include in games.
One of the surprisingly simple activity ideas that kids enjoy, learn from, and love is making soap. Additionally, it’s a worthwhile activity that will benefit the entire family, not just the children. Your kids can always make more rainbow soap if you run out. Furthermore, since it’s a finished project, it won’t add to the collection of crafts you already have laying about your house.
Sweet Cupcake Lip Balm
These DIY lip balms are very simple to create and a lot of fun. They are as adorable as cupcakes and smell just as delicious. You may buy empty containers for this project, but recycling old egg-shaped lip balm containers is a better option. Those vibrant cupcake-like decorations on top are made of edible sprinkles.
Why not make this enjoyable, colorful project using any leftover rainbow ribbons from the wand and heart crafts? Similar supplies, along with paint and a paper plate, are used for these rainbow sun and cloud paper plate crafts. To give an uplifting message to onlookers, we advised hanging them from your house’s window.
Mini Winter Terrariums
When your child can pick what goes inside the jars and builds it themselves, terrariums are an even better method to beautify the house. Additionally, you may make summer variations of these by substituting sand for the salt.
The supplies your child has access to will determine how tough this activity will be for them. With salt and an animal figurine, they may create a simple faux winter terrarium, or they can add more difficult materials like stones, moss, cardboard, and other items to spruce up their new decor.
Finger Knitted Snakes
Get your adolescent or preteen interested in knitting without the use of any needles. Teach kids how to make a charming finger snake by using their fingertips (maybe to prank a younger sibling). Once mastered, finger knitting is a pleasant pastime that can be used to make various things like wreaths and gorgeous flowers that can be sewn onto scarves and handbags.
Kids adore using beads and feathers to express their creativity. Additionally, these dream catchers can be able to ease any fear they have of experiencing nightmares or horrible dreams. Encourage them to build their own using some paper plates, thread, and creativity.
Pool Noodle Lightsabers
These pool noodle lightsabers are sure to fascinate your kid if they enjoy watching (relatively) older TV and they’re a fan of Star Wars.
They are safe to use, simple to construct, and entertaining to play with. Bonus points: If your child’s pals are all Jedis, they may have fun creating them together and playing with them afterwards!
T-Shirt Tote Bag
Some of your tween’s favorite T-shirts have probably outgrown them, but why not upcycle them into totes for the beach or the mall? In only 10 minutes, you can build a brand-new tote bag out of an old item. This bag is produced using essentially the same method as a no-sew fleece tie blanket. A new-sew fleece tie blanket is a really simple and enjoyable craft to learn if you’ve never made one before.
Homemade Hair Scrunchies
Older kids will especially like making these scrunchies since they may personalize them with a vibrant choice of designs and colors. You may learn how to make your own scrunchy by using their preferred supplies and this practical lesson. This is one of our favorite kid’s crafts since it is both original and practical.
Many children (even older children and adults) look forward to certain holidays like Halloween with such fervor that they merit their own original crafts. It’s an eerie silhouette figure in a lamp in this instance. And when they shine light behind it, it looks fantastic.
Contrary to what we originally believed, making these lanterns is actually not too difficult. And it’s genius to create a Halloween-like appearance using purple spray paint.
Duct Tape Emoji Bookmarks
Emojis may be used to get your children to read and take them off of their phones. These lovely bookmarks come to life with the help of yellow duct tape and some folding wizardry. Once you have emoji bookmarks at your disposal, reading for homework might not seem like such a chore after all.