If you’ve been wondering how to keep your kids occupied when they’re stuck at home, you’re in luck! We’ve put together 5 easy ideas from IKEA experts that’ll keep your children occupied for ages!
1. Indoor drive-in theatre
- Get cardboard boxes from your neighbourhood grocer or your storage. The boxes have to be big enough for your kid to sit in; get one for each child.
- Attach dinner-size plastic plates to resemble four wheels on a cart. Seat each little one in a box ‘car’ in front of the telly while playing their favourite movie or cartoon.
- Throw in a bowl of popcorn and ice cream for a more authentic touch.
2. Living room golf
- Place a long cardboard box upside down. Cut out a few entry holes from the edge placed on the floor.
- Mark each entry point with a number and place rolled-up mats or carpets on either side of the box, thus creating a path.
- Each kid gets the chance to hit a ball (tennis balls or soft ones will work) into the holes.
- The number above the entry point they hit is their score. They can play for a scheduled time to see who scores highest.
3. Stained-glass window
- Attach a transparent plastic sheet onto the glass of your window, using double-sided tape on all sides.
- Cut out a few sheets of craft paper in different colours. If you can get coloured transparent sheets, even better.
- Let your child glue on the coloured pieces as they see fit to create a work of adorable art!
4. Bubble shooting
- This is a great game for two or more children.
- Arm one of your little ones with a bowl of soapy water and a straw to blow bubbles.
- Your other little one can use their straw to burst as many bubbles as they can.
5. Northern Lights in a glass
- This is a very simple trick with fabulous results. You just need water, a glass, different food colours, and a few drops of any cooking oil.
- Fill 3/4 of the glass with warm water.
- Then, in a small bowl, add four tablespoons of oil and four drops of different colours. Use a fork to break up the oil and colour ‘beads’ into smaller ones.
- Slowly pour the oil and colour mixture into the glass and watch the Northern Lights evolve in the glass!
And that’s it: these simple DIY projects, courtesy IKEA, guarantee hours and hours of fun!