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There are so many things that we can sit down and do with our kids. The battle against screen time is real but its something you can take control of if you are careful.
There is another important element to having fun with crafts and DIY with your kids. You have to be into it. They can smell if you are not. No texting and crafting! Put the phone down, shut off the computer and enjoy these things.
There are a number of things that you can create by braiding together paracord. Everything from bracelets to survival grenades filled with survival gear. You can even make nets with the guts from paracord. Its a fun thing to unleash on the kids.
There are so many different types of firestarters that you can create out there. If you have spare dry or flammable materials you can almost concoct your own. Most are very easy for kids to make with a little help.
With some natural clay and seeds, you can mix together some balls of seeds that are perfect for seeding hard to reach areas. The clay and the seeds work together to keep the seeds anchored and into areas where you could grow plants like mint to overtake other undesirable species.
Soda Can Stoves
With just a little modification you can create an alcohol stove from a simple soda can. You will have to punch holes in the can and have a method for cutting the can. These things could require more parental guidance but are very possible.
The magic of cooking with the heat and light of the sun is incredible. A simple solar oven can be made from a mere cardboard box. It’s really something special. There are tons of builds online and when your child sees that they can cook food in their creation, they will be blown away.