Recycled Crayons made into new crayons – Melt crayons to make new crayons in fun shapes using foil.
If you have time to make gifts, check out these DIY Easter Basket Fillers!
I found some of the most adorable homemade kid gifts and put them in one place for you!
There are ideas for kids from slime-filled mason jars that look like bunnies to an adorable bunny basket that holds their pens and pencils. You’ll find homemade dollhouse furniture, dish-towel aprons, hot-glue projects, fresh flowers with a gift idea, and even a few Easter gifts for adults. I hope that you find some great Easter Basket ideas!
Homemade Easter Baskets Fillers (that don't come from a store)
When you can't make it to the store, but you still want to give your children a fun gift to open, these are perfect. I actually love them more than a store-bought gift, because they were made.
Every homemade gift is a gift to be cherished because it took thought, planning, time, and effort to make it. What a great way to show someone that you love them!
If you can find some sidewalk chalk sitting around your house or in your garage, pair it with some painters tape & give it to your kids with a cool design that you drew on a sheet of paper. Tell them that you are going to make Stained-Glass Sidewalk Chalk Art together.
All it takes is a couple of plastic lids (from a container that was for icing, cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt, etc...) and a few other things that you already have at home. Give this to your kids with their favorite card game (that you already have at home) and invite them to start playing!
This DIY Rubber Band Racer is one of our favorite kid-friendly activities to do as a family. Our kids really like to make DIY toys and the best part…you can make it with items found around the home. There’s nothing like seeing the smiles on your kid’s faces as they make homemade toys.
Create a paper doll kit: Put the materials into their basket for a fun surprise! They can have these paper dolls to play with any time. To create the kit, print out a bunch of doll templates, cut out the fabric clothing and gather together buttons, ribbons and glue sticks.
The best puzzle cube in history is clearly the Rubik’s Cube. But I don’t think it’s a stretch to say this is a close second. This puzzle takes about an hour to build, and it’s way easier to build than it is to solve!
If you have any cardboard boxes taking up space in the garage or waiting to go out to the trash... use them!
Give your kids a "COUPON" for a movie night... and then tell them to go into the other room to find something they'll need for the movie. When they go into the other room, have these DIY cardboard box cars ready for them!
I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.