The Corona outbreak hit all of us hard and now the vast majority of people are staying at home a whole lot more. The problem is, staying at home can get a bit uneventful. Hang in there, there are still good ways to “kill time.” Luckily, we are here to show you 9 quarantine creative DIY projects, some productive things to do at home and crafts to do when you’re bored.
1. Free Topic Art Project
There are tons of fun at-home crafts you can do with a quick (safe) trip to your nearest crafts and art store to grab some items that inspire and let the fun commence!
You can paint, knit, draw, etc. Don’t get anxious if you’re not that handy with paintbrushes. Just go ahead and explore your inner artist and try to find sources of inspiration to keep you going. You’ll see that with time, you’ll get better and better at your craft projects.
2. Make Greeting Cards
If drawing and painting isn’t your thing, you can also create greeting cards either by designing them yourself or by using family photos, old drawings, etc. On the other hand, you can use an online editing software for this purpose. This makes the process much faster, enabling you to create more great designs. Also, chances are you’ll be more productive and have lots of fun during the process.
3. Repurpose Old Furniture
The internet is full of awesome DIY projects and a lot of them target home improvement. Find used furniture (or grab those pieces that you don’t use anymore) and see how you can give them a new life with a design twist or repurpose. You can transform your old sliding closet into a stand for musical instruments. Even if you’re not a musician yourself, you probably know someone who can use it in the family.
Create a workbench from your old dining table and set it up in the garage. Look around and see what parts of the house need some retouching and try it yourself. YouTube is full of great DIY tips and tricks and Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s ReStore is a treasure trove of new and gently used items you can pick up for an amazing price. If you’re looking for cool, eclectic stuff you can transform into something fresh, drop by the ReStore.
4. Start an Indoor Garden
Now, this might sound like something difficult, but it’s actually not! In a few simple steps, you can turn your backyard into your own walk-in mini-grocery store. Just grab a few basic gardening tools and seeds and you’re halfway there. Make a list of the veggies and spices you’d want to grow and buy them either at your nearest store or online. If you don’t have a backyard, you can still plant them in your home – place your plants near the window and watch them grow and beautify your space little by little. With enough patience, you will soon harvest your own crops!
5. Create Your Own Family Tree
Do this with your kids for a great family activity. You just need a few pencils and a bigger piece of paper. Start by drawing a three and list family members on the different branches. Use the family records you have at home, reach out to loved ones if you get stuck and feel free to get as creative with the design as you wish. Also, by listing family members, you can tell stories about your ancestor to your kids. They’ll have heaps of fun while doing it, and they will learn about their family history.
6. Design Your In-House Gymnasium
Gym class is also out of the question since schools are closed. However, your kids still need to be physically active and fit.
With just a few creative tricks, they’ll be back to being active and having fun in no time. You don’t need any special equipment, you can use what you have around the house.
Leave little notes around the house and have your children look around for them. Write easy exercises on the notes like: “perform 3 jumping jacks”, “do 2 squats”, “do 3 one-legged stands”, etc. This is a better method for reintroducing physical activity to their lives than simply ordering them to do so.
To make it even more exciting for them, you can join the fun too!
7. Organize the House and the Garage
Chances are, there are a few chores around the house you’ve been putting off waiting for the “perfect moment.” With the outbreak, all your excuses are gone and plenty of time to do it is here.
Reorganizing your drawers, your tool shed, garage, and pantry, for example, are great ways to keep yourself busy and be productive at the same time.
This is also a great way to get rid of stuff you don’t use any more (you can give them away too) and redesign your living spaces. Feel free to move some furniture around, see which arrangements work best. This is the cheapest way to change the atmosphere in your home and will keep you occupied.
8. Make Face Masks
This one can be quite useful, given the situation. Try making face mask from fabric you have lying around the house. There are quite a few great tutorials out there on the internet, and the masks can give you proper protection whenever you need to leave the house.
9. Start Writing
This might not be a craft or DIY project, but journaling can be equally fun and challenging. You can start writing a diary, documenting your everyday life during the outbreak. Write down the latest news, what’s happening at home, and how you feel. Later on, when all this is over, you can use it as a source of inspiration to see what you’ve been through and can also serve as a statement to reinforce your positive outlook on life.
Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring and shouldn’t leave you feeling trapped and anxious. There’s an enormous number of different DIY and craft projects you can start to scare the boredom away and to help you pass the time. The key here is to find something you get excited about and isn’t too demanding. You want to have fun while doing these projects, it should not come as a source of discomfort and unnecessary suffering. Keep it simple and keep it fun!
For more great articles and ideas (like learning about the benefits of spring cleaning), feel free to keep on browsing on our blog section. Stay safe.