Do These 3 Easy D.I.Y. Projects With Your Kids This Weekend

I’ve been glued to my computer all week working on getting our spring issue of D Moms sent off to the printer (on newsstands April 4!), so I’m hankering for a little hands-on making with the littles this weekend. But, I don’t want to take on anything too complicated/crazy/requiring too many special materials…
You know, D.I.Y. for the lazy mama.

So I hit up our D MomsMake” Pinterest board for a little crafting inspiring and settled on three colorful (and easy) projects. The best part? We can do all three with just five materials, all of which we already own or have easy access to (i.e. our backyard): acrylic paint, yarn, cardboard, rocks, old wooden hangers.

Here are the projects that made the cut.

  1. Bri’s Neon Hangers. There’s no instructions on her site for how to make these, but I’m thinking they’re pretty self-explanatory, yes? Neon paint + wooden hangers + drop cloth + well-ventilated area = The. cutest. hangers. ever.
  2. Oversize Me’s Pom Poms. Again, no instructions on her site , so I turned to wikiHow for an easy how to. We’ll use Jay’s finished product for our color inspiration.
  3. Giochi Di Carta’s Painted Stones. The instructions on her blog are in Italian, but the photos tell the story. (You can also use Google translate if you’re a stickler for steps.)


Happy making!


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