Family DIY Fun Time: 5 Easy and Creative Projects for Quality Time at Home with Kids!

It’s not always possible to go out with the little ones, so Badaboo is here to help you find fun at home. We’ve curated a list of 5 super cool and simple DIY projects that will not only keep the kiddos entertained but also create cherished memories together.

1. Homemade Playdough Extravaganza:

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Embark on a squishy adventure by mixing up a batch of homemade playdough with common kitchen ingredients. Here’s a quick recipe to kickstart the fun:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • 2 cups boiling water

Allow the little ones to choose their favorite colors and witness their imaginations come to life as they mold and create with personalized playdough! This activity not only guarantees fun but also supports sensory development.

2. Mini Greenhouse for Budding Gardeners:

Explore the magic of nature by crafting a mini greenhouse using recycled materials. Gather these materials:


  • Empty plastic bottles
  • Soil
  • Seeds (flowers or herbs)
  • Craft knife or scissors

Assist your kids in planting seeds in the mini greenhouses and experience the joy as they watch their little garden grow. It’s a hands-on lesson in responsibility and the wonders of the natural world.

3. Mess-Free Canvas Art:

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Unleash the inner artist in your kids without worrying about a messy aftermath! Try mess-free canvas art using washable markers and a ziplock bag. Here’s a step-by-step guide:


  1. Place a piece of paper inside a ziplock bag.
  2. Let your kids draw or doodle on the bag with washable markers.
  3. Seal the bag and watch the colors blend as they create a masterpiece.

It’s a simple and clean way to encourage creativity and self-expression.

4. Storytime Puppet Show:

Transform storytime into a live puppet show! Assist your kids in making their own puppets from socks or paper bags. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Old socks or paper bags
  • Craft materials for decorating
  • Glue, scissors, and markers

Once the puppets are ready, let the storytelling adventure begin. It’s a fantastic way to enhance their imagination and communication skills.

5. Indoor Obstacle Course:

Create an indoor obstacle course using household items. Set up challenges like crawling under tables, jumping over cushions, and balancing on a line. Here’s how you can design your own course:


  • Use cushions for jumping.
  • Create a tunnel with chairs.
  • Place a tape line for balancing.

Not only is this activity fun, but it also keeps them active and engaged, promoting physical and mental development.

Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process together!

For outdoor activities, you know where to find it – WITH BADABOO!


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