Getting bored due to the quarantine period? Most of us are stumped about what to do for fun while we are locked down in our homes due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. People get bored and ran out of ideas on the things that they can do productively. So, what now?
There are so many things that we can do at home while we are under the quarantine period. From creating formal dinner parties and movie theaters for kids or your family to building bars, gyms, and teeny-tiny picnic tables for squirrels, anything productive that will benefit your family such as gardening and planting veggies on your backyard, painting with your kids, baking food and so on.
There are so many things to do at home. All it takes is some imagination and a bit of friendly advice.
DIY Artworks For Home Quarantine and Help Fight Covid-19
Folks around the world are loving the idea of backyard gardening as a means to augment food shortage at a micro-level. Imagine a home or a single-family living sustainably and is able to provide their most basic need for food through their garden is a huge help in the society because they will lessen the number of people who go out to buy food.
Not all family have their own space of land to do gardening, this is okay because there are so many things that they can still do together with their kids. They can do painting!
When isolation seems overwhelming and a little too much, it’s time to turn to the drawing board (literally) for creative ideas to pass the time. Yes, you could organize your spice rack or your shoe cupboard; and yes, you could also get stuck into the spare room declutter job that you’ve been putting off for ages! Or, you could try something equally worthwhile that doesn’t immediately fill you with dread, instead.
Why not adopt a new hobby and immerse yourself in the rather wonderful world of craft? There’s a whole world of crafters making, creating and sharing their masterpieces on Instagram and other social media platforms
So roll your sleeves up and get the glue out: the time has come for some therapeutic DIY.
Spending time making something – using your hands to knit, fold, mould or draw – is incredibly calming. It’s a mindful meditation where you are fully in the present, focussed only on the next stitch or mark. Anything that takes you away from the stresses of everyday life for a little while is beneficial.
Using your hands to create something brand new feels amazing; there’s this unbelievable sense of accomplishment when you finish a project. Whether you’re a child or an adult, I’d encourage you to make things – trust me, it will bring so much joy to your life.
Everyone’s talking about coloring in, knitting and painting, but what about Hama beading, decoupage, and ballooning. Keep reading for eleven craft ideas you might not have considered before – and happy crafting.
DIY Artworks For Home Quarantine and Help Fight Covid-19
Don’t take on more than you can handle at first. This way, you make sure that you leave room to build up to more challenging projects. Plus, as you do, you’ll feel more comfortable with certain tools, techniques, and supplies. You can choose whether you want to use watercolor, acrylic., oil, and other means.
#2 Take on an online challenge with friends
Finding ways to connect with your friends and family right now is important and taking on a craft challenge virtually as a team may be just the thing you need. Good thing that we are now connected together easily with the help of the internet. Now we can have a meaningful conversation and even do mind games with them via live chat or calls!
#3 Hama Beads
Hama beads have been around for a while and the premise remains simple. If you dont have available beads at home, you may check and order online, you dont need to go to a craft shop because you can just order them online. You may create freestyle and create your own designs.
#4 Chalk Painting
Chalk painting is a type of paint that leaves a—yep, you guessed it—chalky like texture and appearance. It’s an easy way to upgrade dated furniture into modern, attractive and unique pieces. It can be extremely meditative and satisfying.
You can do this by sugar-soaping the furniture to remove any grease and dirt. Paint a coat of chalk paint and leave to dry.
Paint a further one or two coats and leave to thoroughly dry.
If the paint drags at all, dampen the brush to even it out.
Once totally covered and dry, apply one coat of wax and remove any excess immediately with a cloth – make sure children and pets aren’t around for this part and open a window as the wax fumes are toxic.
If you make any mistakes or you get bored of the color, you can simply chalk paint and wax over the top.
#5 Hanging Plant Holder
To make a hanging plant holder, you need eight pieces. If using fabric, cut into strips of about an inch wide. Tie them together in a knot at the top.
Separate them into four pairs. Knot each pair together a couple of inches below the top knot. Then separate these pairs and make new pairs with one of the adjacent strands. Knot these together a couple of inches below the previous knot. Continue this method until you have four or five knots, then knot all the pieces together at the bottom. As you put a pot inside, the knotted area will expand to hold it.
#6 Balloon Crafts
Blowing up balloons and twisting into assorted shapes, such as animals, hats and more. Perfect crafty fun for all the family. Your kids will definitely enjoy this moment!
#7 Make a cushion
Start with an ironed shirt and turn it inside out. Next, draw the shape of the cushion onto the shirt with the dressmaker’s chalk. This can be bought online or, depending on the color of the fabric, you could also use a pencil or crayon. Blackboard chalk doesn’t give you a sharp enough line. Continue by pinning the front and back of the shirt together around the chalked line. It’s important there is no bunching here – so it’s worth taking your time over this step.
The great thing about doing this DIY project is that you can create as many shapes as you want that you can display on your sofa or kids room. Heart shape, star, oval looks cool! The kids will surely enjoy this activity especially when you put accessories into them and have them help in putting those accents.
Scrapbooking is a method of preserving, presenting, and arranging personal and family history in the form of a book, box, or card.
There is no rule in scrapbooking. Anything, any design, any style is okay. Let your kids imagine what looks beautiful for them and help them do it, by doing so, you are helping their imaginative thinking come into reality.
#9 Beautifying the Garden
The idea is to collect items to make your garden or outdoor space a nice place for a morning coffee or afternoon relaxation area. Anything goes here. You can add accents, flowering plants and so on.
#10 Crocheting or Knitting
Crochet is a process of creating textiles by using a crochet hook to interlock loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials. The name is derived from the French term crochet, meaning ‘small hook’. Hooks can be made from a variety of materials, such as metal, wood, bamboo, or plastic. Known as the easier and cheaper version of knitting, crochet is knitting’s little sister and is similar, bar the fact crochet uses one hook and is faster. You can make crochet fashion items, like bags and tops, if you have the time and patience.
If you are looking for great DIY activites for your family this pandemic times, you can think of a lot of activities and DIY projects that will surely be productive for everyone. Look into some of your kids interest, if they are into painting, then support them by providing them the things that they need and don’t forget to have fun!