Are your kids bored and ready to expel some energy, unknowingly activating their brain power? If the answer is yes, they should get started on DIY Building projects. These projects will help keep the kids from running all over and be beneficial in many ways. Look at a few fun ideas below!
If you have any construction paper lying around, take out the scissors and glue. You can have your kids cut out pieces of paper and glue them together into mini-sculptures. They can you use another construction paper or paper plate as the base. You can let them create as they want or challenge them to aim for something like an animal or building structure. If you lay down a big piece of cardboard, they can work on a bigger project of sculpting a town or some sort of scenery.
Not only are Legos fun to play with but they also help sprout intellectual growth for kids. They encompass creative and puzzle, problem-solving techniques. You can use any type of Lego set – big or small – and create challenges for the kids to do. These challenges can be as simple as building a tower or as complex as building an intricate city. You can also buy themed Legos to create a storyline. Fun kid oriented themes available on the market include (but are not limited to):
- The Avengers
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Angry Birds
- Star Wars
- Jurassic World
For younger children where small pieces can be a choking hazard, use soft foam blocks instead. They still come in different shapes and sizes to help their hungry minds grow.
Cardboard-box houses are an artistic building project that has plentiful options of going about doing it. Start off by cutting a house-like figure in a cardboard box, using glue to keep the walls and roof together if folding does not work. Then, your artists are at the liberty to decorate the house they want:
- Glitter glue
- Colorful pom pom balls
- Construction paper cut outs
- Glued buttons
- Marker drawings
Their masterpieces can be centered on the seasons, holidays, children’s stories, movies and so on. Depending on how well the house is constructed, they can use them when they play with their dolls or action figures. Take it up a notch by helping them build multiple stories to their homes – possibly including toothpicks or chopsticks for structural support.
Balloon Powered “Vehicles”
This project is a fun way to get the kids and whole family physically active and practice good sportsmanship with friendly competition. Children can choose a base material – soda can, plastic bottle, small juice jug, anything they want – and create a balloon powered vehicle.
The following materials (in addition to the base) will be required:
- Elastic bands
Once their air-powered creations are complete, they can place them at a starting point and race down the hall! Or, you can mark distances traveled and see which vehicle goes the farthest. If desired, they children can decorate them with items like stickers and glitter glue. Just make sure any embellishments are not heavy enough to prevent the balloon from powering their masterwork.
Strengthen Minds With Building Entertainment
Here at waterdamagerestorationdallastexas.com, we have the pleasure of seeing the creative results yielded from DIY building projects while we are on the job. Not only are they fun and preoccupy active hands, they support intellectual growth for learning skills. Get your kids started on a project today!