What to do when it’s too cold: 5 do-it-yourself DIY ideas!
For zone B the winter holidays have just started, while for zone C we are in the middle of it. At the same time, as you probably already know, the weather for the following days is not exactly favorable. It is said that a wave of great coldness , named Moscow-Paris, will cool first the North-East and then the rest of France. The temperatures will not be super low, but the wind factor will play a very important role. So what activities can you do when it’s too cold to walk outside? And above all: how to keep the children occupied and entertained so that they do not want to go out during this icy weather? If you have one, two or even 3 girls between 3 and 12 years old, try some of the 5 ideas to follow! Green light for DIY for artistic girl !
A DIY for girl genius that can be adapted to several ages!
We will begin with a DIY for girl who requires only ordinary materials but gives quite exceptional results! In addition, this creative leisure is very flexible in terms of age of the participants which is very advantageous. We will try to make cute dolls from wooden beads in various shapes and sizes!
Of course, everything starts with getting the material – natural pearls of all kinds are the essential foundation. For this DIY for a specific girl, make sure you also have a spool of black sewing thread, a few pieces of knitting yarn, a black fine-point permanent marker, some color paint and some piece of fabric (optional) .
With a little help, 3-4 year old girls will be able to make cool figures in their simplest variant. A big pearl with two dots for the eyes and a small pink mouth to shape the face, two small elongated and painted beads, arranged just below to form the body, a big knot as a bun and here is an adorable Chinese doll!
On the other hand, their older sisters and cousins may be challenged to try the above tutorial which is a little more complex, if only from the point of view of skill required. Naturally, they can follow the proposed steps but also invent their own artistic design that will result unique in the world … Everything is a matter of fantasy!
A DIY idea for a girl who loves unicorns
The second DIY idea for girls is for girls who love fabulous creatures and especially unicorns. This is the manufacture of a beautiful headband equipped with a horn straight out of fairy tales! With this accessory, your daughter will certainly become the star of the show during a costume party, for example. And you only have to visit an “all in one euro” shop to get the essential material!
After purchasing a virgin plastic semi-circle, obtain some paper sheets in mismatched colors. Then print the stencil above, cut the edges, fold along the dotted lines and glue to a cone. From the colored paper, cut out two triangles with rounded tips that will serve as ears. All you have to do is visit our article dedicated to making paper flowers to put the finishing touches!
Of course, the most adroit girls and mums can just as easily try to wrap the fabric cone and add a conical soft golden wire spring to make it more fantastic. The cherry on such a cake would be the multicolored felt flowers that you can also make yourself or buy in batches of 10, 20 and so on and fix directly using a hot glue gun.
How to make a magic wand in a few easy steps
And since we are on the theme of magical creatures, we simply could not forget to mention the fairies! All little girls love them and know very well that their must-have accessory is the magic wand … Let’s see 3 DIY ideas for girls explaining how to make chopsticks in various styles!
Here is the DIY material for the first project: sticks and stars in natural wood, white paint, hot glue gun and cloth ribbons in various colors. You also see some silver chenille girl stems. You can replace them with a piece of fine Christmas garland that is more flexible and therefore easier to handle.
The first step in this DIY magical girl is to paint the stars and sticks in white. Let them completely dry and attach the star to the end of the stick using the hot silicone gun. Finally, go around the star with the sequined garland (or the pipe cleaner thread) and decorate with multicolored ribbons as shown below:
To make it even easier for a fun girl, we’ll offer you a time-saving trick (and probably money). Instead of looking for stars and sticks made of natural wood, use straight cardboard straws and cut out your stars from some cardboard box using a cookie cutter as a stencil!
This is another magic wand making idea that rests on the same principle however differs somewhat. To succeed, we must cut out 2 identical stars and sew them together by giving them a little padding in wadding or balls of cotton. Golden glitter imitating fairy dust is the other glamorous detail not to be missed!
Wand to master the magic of the Snow Queen!
A DIY for an artistic girl at the Martha Stewart
The penultimate do-it-yourself girl from our current article is perfect for girls who love drawing with wax crayons. You probably have a lot of crayon leftovers at home that small can not hold well between their fingers which makes them completely unusable. Or almost … Martha Stewart teaches us how to bring them back to life!
To do this, you will need a silicone candy mold, a little glitter and pencils of course. A small layer of glitter in each tray, remnants of crayons and a pinch of glitter again … You bake it all for about 10-12 minutes (or until the pencils melt completely) to 280-300 ° and here !
Do not forget to allow the new glamorous pencils to cool perfectly before leaving the mold. The children will be able to reuse them during their artistic activities or offer them to their best friends.
Frankly magic spangled stars or how to reuse the rest of wax crayons
These hearts mixing several colors are even more creative!
In the end, a DIY girl / boy for artists in the soul of all ages!
A mixture of dishwashing liquid and paint, a straw and voila!
Make bubbles of colorful soapy water that will be your tampons!
Tape some straws together or make prints directly as shown below:
Blow bubbles on a white sheet and admire the magic effect take shape on the leaves
The clusters obtained can eventually become flowers, asteroids, jellyfish etc. !