Interesting and Fun Craft Ideas That'll Surely Appeal to Boys

Craft Ideas for Boys
Boys enjoy crafts as much as physical activities. Here are some craft ideas which have been designed keeping their interests in mind. Take your pick...
Boys are temperamentally different from girls. Their attention span is lesser, they enjoy physical activities more, and they are very result oriented. For them, craft projects should be such that they cater to all these innate traits. Here are some carefully selected crafts that they will enjoy doing.

#1 Nameplate for Bike

Material Required
  • wooden board cut in a rectangle
  • paint
Procedure: Paint the wooden board yellow and the border blue. Paint the name in black color. Let it dry, and afterward, attach it to the front of the bike. Personalizing their bikes by making nameplates is a sure shot way to bring about a proud smile.

#2 First Aid Kit

Material Required
  • lunch box
  • white paper
  • markers
  • scissors
  • first aid supplies like bandage, antibacterial soap, tweezers, petroleum jelly, antibiotic ointment
Procedure: Take two white papers and write 'First Aid' on them with a red marker. Also, make a '+ ' sign on them. Take the lunch box, clean it thoroughly and sanitize it. Stick the papers on both sides of the lunch box. Put the first aid supplies in the box, and the kit is ready for use.

#3 Pen/Pencil Holder

Material Required
  • coke cans (parents should remove the lid of the can and see to it that there are no sharp edges)
  • colored paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • old comic books
Procedure: Stick the colored paper all around the can with glue. Make small cutouts of your favorite comic book characters. Paste them on the paper wrapped tin. Put pencils in the holder, and keep it on the study table for use.

#4 'Beware Sign' for the Bedroom

Material Required
  • cardboard
  • white paper
  • paint
  • scissors
  • glue
Procedure: Cut the cardboard in the shape of a square. Cover it with white paper. Paint a skeletal head on it with black paint. Below the face, write 'Beware of the Owner', with black paint. A young boy will enjoy this, as it projects him as someone superior and different.

#5 Robot

Material Required
  • a toilet paper tube
  • construction paper (yellow and blue)
  • aluminum foil
  • marker
  • glue
  • scissors
  • 2 straws
Procedure: Cover the toilet paper tube with the aluminum foil. Cut both the construction papers in the shape of small squares. Draw black buttons with a marker on the red square and stick it to the bottom of the can. On the yellow square, make eyes and stick them on top of the tin, just above the yellow square. Mold the straws in the shape of antennae and stick them on top of the robot. A brand new robot is ready for your kids to play with.

Art and crafts help boys to spend their time in a constructive way. It fosters creativity in them, and helps them understand more about their likes and dislikes.
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