Easy as ABC: Kid-Friendly DIY Crafts

School’s out for summer across the country. If you’re looking for hands-on activities to keep your kids entertained this summer break, check out these simple DIY craft ideas.

Windchime made out of colorful keys
Wind chime made out of colorful keys

Chime Construction

Whenever we discover ways to repurpose everyday household items, we jump at the opportunity. Whoa Bella provides the keys to unlocking an upcycled DIY project with this vibrant wind chime. Made from recycled keys, strings and a tree branch (with rainbow-colored paint added), this craft project is sure to last beyond the summer season.

Ottoman made out of a recycled tire

Tire Treatment

Here’s another great upcycling project. Take a load off and rest your feet on this ottoman featured on DIY Tire Projects. This project is an innovative way for your tween to turn trash into treasure. Simply take an old tire—from a salvage yard or one you may have in your garage—add some fabric, foam, paint and tons of staples to create the perfect footstool.

Birdhouse made out of colorful popsicle sticks

Birdhouse Building

Attract some feathered friends with these colorful bird feeders. Constructed from popsicle sticks, this “house” is sure to bring out the creativity in your kids. Plus, little ones will love looking out for visitors who swoop in for a snack. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions on Crafty Morning and your family will be bird watching in no time.

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