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6 Fun DIY Projects to Complete in Quarantine

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Being stuck inside all day isn’t fun for anyone—especially young children. Try some of these at-home crafts and projects to keep your family entertained and create some great memories in the process!

Fun for the Kids: DIY Fairy Jars

This project is great for little ones. Fill a simple mason jar with the magical glow of fairies with only 3 supplies!

NOTE: This DIY requires the use of a sharp tool—parents, make sure you’re helping out on this craft!

What you’ll need:

  • Large glow sticks (1 per fairy jar)

  • Mason jar

  • Iridescent white or clear glitter

Create Your Own Fall Wreath

This craft is a fun way to welcome fall (and family) into your home! Kids can help with this project too, though parents should be supervising the use of wire cutters. This DIY uses only 4 supplies and can be used as autumnal decor for years to come!

What you’ll need:

  • Craft foam ring

  • Large fake flowers with thick stems

  • Wire cutters

  • A pen or marker

Simple Yarn Garlands

This craft is the epitome of kid-friendly! Simply cut some yarn and—with the help of some nimble fingers—you can create a cute garland perfect for kid’s room decor, holiday party decorations, and more!

What you’ll need:

  • Bulky, gradient yarn

  • Twine

  • Scissors

DIY Kitchen Herb Garden

This fun craft puts the focus on the environment by reusing some supplies you likely have sitting around your home. Have the kids collect small rocks you’ll need to add a fun scavenger hunt element to the project. Once you’re finished you’ll have some great herbs to add to your meals, plus teaching kids how to grow and take care of plants can also jump-start a love and respect for the world they live in!

NOTE: This DIY takes a fair amount of time and supplies. This is a craft for the whole family!

What you’ll need:

  • Hot glue gun

  • Scissors

  • Clementine box or empty fruit container

  • 3 plastic grocery bags

  • Soil

  • Felt

  • Burlap

  • 3 to 4 small herb plants

  • 2 cups of glass beads or small rocks

Easy & Classic Lace Lamp

This easy and kid-friendly DIY adds a touch of elegance to whatever room you shoes to display it in! These are perfect for a creative and rustic touch to your Christmas decor or use them year-round for fun lighting!

BONUS: This craft only costs around $10 to make!

What you’ll need:

  • Large balloons (check the linked DIY for the author’s notes on which balloons they liked)

  • Mod Podge glue, wallpaper glue, or Elmer’s school glue (slightly watered down)

  • Lace doilies (check local flea markets!)

  • A lighting kit

Cozy Up: DIY Fleece Tassel Blanket

This craft is more labor-intensive so it may be a fun craft for you to complete while the kids watch. Let them pick out the yarn for their own blankets for a personalized touch to this cozy craft!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 yard of fleece fabric

  • Matching thread

  • Sewing machine

  • Pins

  • Embroidery needle

  • Measuring tape

  • Scissors

  • Colorful yarn

  • Cardboard