While everyone loves to spend some time outside hanging out at the park, going for walks or hitting the beach, having a lazy indoor weekend can be just as fun. There are a variety of things you can do, but one of the best is to do some crafting.
Not only is crafting a great way to spend time with loved ones and create some amazing and colorful things, but it can even be great for your mental health. But with so many crafting options out there, which are the best and most colorful for those lazy weekends with your family? Keep reading to find out.
Every child has a favorite animal. As a result, if your child wants to do a craft, there is a good chance it will have something to do with an animal. There are some ideas for butterfly-related crafts and different ones for just about every other animal under the sun. You are free to create something from scratch, or follow a detailed guide to help.
These can be as simple as a paper plate craft with some tissue paper and paint, to as complex as a macrame owl. The options are endless and what you choose depends on how much time you want to commit, the favorite animal of your children and the materials you have at your disposal.
Improving Some Household Accessories
A fun project and craft that won’t take a lot of extra materials is to improve and decorate some household accessories. Most of us have plenty of uninspired things laying around from boring bowls, plain mugs, bland pottery and picture frames that have seen better days.
Instead of paying a lot of money to replace these, why not just give the items you have a facelift. You and your family can have a great time painting these items, bejeweling them and generally making them unique.
Not only will this be a lot of fun, but can also improve your living space and bring color into your rooms in brand new ways. Of course, be careful when dealing with things that are heavy and/or potentially-breakable.
Tie-Dying Some Shirts
One of the most tried and true options for a colorful and fun indoor craft is tie-dying shirts. This is a fun process that will transform a boring white shirt into a work of art that you can wear around with pride. You can use many different colors to create something that no one else has ever done before. There are also a ton of different folding techniques and patterns you can achieve with tie-dying.
Of course, because of the dye involved, be sure to do this in a safe place. Over top of some carpet or near expensive furniture are certainly not the right places to tie-dye some clothing. Also, never let young children tie-dye alone, as that can be a very messy mistake.
In conclusion, these are just some of the many great crafts to make your indoor days fun and create something beautiful at the same time.