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As the Easter Holidays begin, families across the country are looking for creative ways to keep the children entertained. In these uncertain times when children are experiencing a mixed feeling of boredom and confusion, parents can introduce them to a little DIY - both educational and entertaining!
Make A Bird House:
This is the type of DIY task kids love getting stuck into, and it will help them learn all about nature in your local area. Your little helper can design and build their very own bird home with a helping hand, obviously.
Top Tip: Keep the excitement flowing by encouraging your child to monitor the birdhouse visitors. And, continue the learning by searching online for interesting facts about each wild guest.
Painting is an essential DIY skill they’ll use for the rest of their lives. So, if an outdated room needs a spruce up, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your child involved. Teach young DIYers how to prepare a room for painting, and the importance of covering furniture.
Top Tip: Before your child begins to paint, get the area ready. Tape off areas not to be painted, and paint a border around the wall so the child can paint within.
Turn Trash Into Treasure:
With a little dirt, you can turn any household item into a repurposed planters for your vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Your children can learn all about sustainability by repurposing their old toys, coffee cups, and tea tins.
Top Tip: For your impatient little ones use quick-sprouting seeds such as sunflower, cress and salad seeds.
All those old pieces of wood? Lay them out on a protective sheet, and let the kids sand them down until they are smooth. Once smooth, let them decorate with glitter, paint, and all things colourful.
Bikes are essential to every kid’s childhood, so learning how to fix them will come in handy as they get older and start to ride independently. Start by showing them the basics: check brakes are working correctly, fix a loose chain, how to change a tyre and add air.
Top tip: Bike maintenance can be a dangerous task, spinning wheels, brake rotors, chain, and cogs are all dangerous for little fingers. Teach your child how to prevent injuries with protective wear, such as eye goggles.