5 DIY Hobbies to Keep the Kids Happy
Kids are so energetic and playful that it can sometimes be hard to keep them from getting bored. This is why introducing them to hobbies is such a good idea – if they find something they really like, it won’t only be something they enjoy doing now, it could be something they enjoy for years to come. The best way to introduce kids to a new hobby is through DIY kits, which have all the instructions and materials needed for beginners. If they have fun with the DIY kit, it’s a good indicator that they will enjoy exploring the hobby further. There are plenty of DIY kits available right here on ACA, so we’ve put together a list of five that are guaranteed to keep kids happy.
Sydney based artisan The Vase Co. has a selection of DIY vase painting kits available, such as this one, which has everything needed to create a beautiful multi-coloured vase. The vase is a perfect size for a child to work on, and the kit also includes five different paints, some glue, two types of glitter, two paint brushes, two sponges, and detailed instructions.
The paint is kid friendly, as it becomes permanent after drying and doesn’t require being heated in an oven and kiln. Once completed, the vase will be perfect for displaying flowers or anything else your child might want to show off!
Paint By Numbers
Painting by numbers is a great way for kids to get a feel for painting in general while also teaching them about outlines and colours. Hop Hop Dot has a couple of DIY paint by numbers kits that could be really enjoyable for older children.
The kit teaches you how to paint a beautiful image on a wooden piece that has burned outlines, and it comes with all that you need: gouache paints, paint brushes, instructions, and a hanger to hang the piece afterwards. This is the perfect activity for kids to do alone or in a group with friends or family.
If you have a little nature lover on your hands, why not introduce them to microgreens? Craft and Things has a few different microgreen kits to choose from, including a Micro Broccoli DIY Kit. All the packaging in this kit is biodegradable, and you will get the soil, pot, watering tray, seeds, tags or name and date, and an instruction manual.
This is a fantastic DIY kit for kids who are curious about how plants grow, as it not only teaches them how to nurture a plant but also teaches them about healthy food! The microgreens are packed to the brim with different vitamins (A, C, K), as well as antioxidants and anti-diabetic properties.
Pressed Flower Art
Another great gift for nature loving kids, DIY pressed flower kits let kids embrace their creativity. These kits by Florapeutic let you work with pressed flowers without having to wait weeks for them to dry. The kit comes with a double glass metal frame to display the artwork in, 1 package of real pressed flowers, and all the tools needed to arrange the flowers.
The flowers in this DIY kit are all handpicked and native to Australia. Because the colours might fade over time, it’s recommended you keep the finished piece out of direct sunlight and away from humidity.
Preserved Moss Terrariums
Two fish & me has a huge selection of DIY terrariums available. These terrariums all use preserved moss, which means that no watering is required. These are easy to create for almost all ages, and would make a great introduction to terrariums for kids.
These DIY kits come with a gorgeous glass jar to put the terrarium in, the base layer pebbles, a selection of preserved flowers and moss, feature pebbles, and easy-to-follow instructions. The finished products can be displayed anywhere in the home, though it’s recommended to keep them out of direct sunlight to keep the colours from fading.
DIY Hobbies For Every Kid
Hobbies are such a wonderful way to pass time, but they are also ways for kids to discover, cultivate, and embrace their creative passions no matter where they lie. These DIY kits are filled with fun learning potential and are a great way to keep the kids both busy and happy!