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When it comes to DIY projects, you have a plethora of choices. You could get lost in the numerous projects you may take on. However, having a head-start is paramount. While hundreds of DIY projects for children exist, most of them involve nails and other sharp objects. Your child could get hurt when pursuing such chores. Working with glue is a safer and better alternative. Here are popular tasks you may work on with your children using glue.
Make mosaic pictures
Children get fascinated by color and love to work with cozy shades and hues. You can tap this children-behavior while helping them develop their crafting skills. Making your mosaic pictures is a special mention in this respect. You can set up this activity without needing special supplies.
Just collect a few pieces of colored paper, a pair of scissors, and PVA glue. You may even use old magazines and cut them into different pieces. Your child may help you with this chore too. Use those magazine pictures to build mosaic art and hang it on a wall. If you need help, you may use a mosaic craft kit for the project.
Make play dinosaur fossils
Small children have a knack for big animals. This lovely trait has gone viral ever since the release of the Jurassic film series. Even adults love such films. So, why not use your free time in building dinosaur fossils? You just need a tub of dough, some dinosaur toys, and glue to get going.
Grab the tub of dough and toss dinosaur toys to make the fossils. Place the toys on the dough and stick them using glue. If you don’t have dinosaur toys, you may draw dinosaur pictures on pieces of paper and put them in the dough. Once glued, the fossil is ready.
DIY hungry caterpillar
Who doesn’t love caterpillars? From seniors to small kids, everyone likes this lovely insect. Get a roll as the base, some tissue paper, paint, glue, and any other leftover craft. Now challenge your kid to see if he can make his own caterpillar.
Of course, you ought to get involved in your child’s skills. In case your kid feels uncomfortable, pick a DIY tutorial on building a paper caterpillar. Cut the shape of the leftover craft and paper and help your child shape them into a caterpillar. Use glue to stick the different body parts of the caterpillar. Wow! You just made a beautiful paper insect while teaching your kid.
A small ladder
You may argue that building a ladder might be too much for a small kid. Well, the art becomes easy if you build a small ladder to help your child climb on his bed. Grab a few wooden boxes lying in your house. Cut them and put those boxes on one another to have a ladder shape. Get your child involved in the process while ensuring safety. Finally, stick the boxes (using high-quality glue) to make a mini-ladder for your kid.
Junk model a pirate ship
Modern kids love adventure films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean. Some children even wish to include characters or objects of those films in their day to day life activities. If your child has a liking on this subject, help him sharpen his creativity. A few pieces of cardboard, color, and glue will get you sailing your ship. Cut the cardboard into the desired form. Use other accessories to turn the bits of paper into a pirate ship. Help your child all through his skills. Finally, glue the ship to keep it intact.