Take your kids on a creative journey this month

Take your kids on a creative journey this month

Grab crayons, glitter, glue and more to start creating. Check out our page every week for 7 new challenges. Let the fun begin! 

The fun doesn’t stop there. We have a gift card worth AED 200 to give away every week and a grand prize worth AED 1,000 to give away at the end.  Here’s how you can win:

  1. Do an activity with your kids.
  2. Take a picture after you complete it.
  3. Share it on Instagram tagging @IKEAuae and using #playvember
    for a chance to win.
  4. The more you share the more chances you have.

Day 22
Paint a pretty pot

A colored pot will brighten up any room in your home especially if it was done by your kids.

What you’ll need:

  1. INGEFARA Small Pot
  2. MÅLA Paint Brush
  3. MÅLA Paint

 

How to make it:

  1. Think of an awesome pattern
  1. Start painting
  1. Beautiful! Now place it somewhere you’ll love.

 


Day 23
Create a superhero cape

Turn your kids into superheroes by making a cape together.

What you’ll need: 

  1. MÅLA Marker
  2. FIXA Tape Measure
  3. MÄRKBART Scissors
  4. Fabric
  5. Glue Gun

How to make it:

  1. Sketch out an outline
  1. Cut it
  2. Glue patterns
  1. Pow Pow! Turn them into superheroes

 


Day 24
Make beautiful bead bracelets

Create something together that your kids will treasure and love to show off.

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA Scissors
  2. PYSSLA Beads
  3. String

How to make it:

  1. Cut some string
  2. Put beads through
  3. Tie it



Day 25
Create a dream dot painting

Use a simple painting technique to create a masterpiece with your kids.

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA Paint
  2. MÅLA Scissors
  3. MÅLA Drawing Paper

How to make it:

  1. Dip paintbrush in paint
  1. Think of a pattern
  2. Start making dots
  1. Gorgeous! Now, frame it somewhere.

Day 26
Snack on dolphin bananas

Encourage healthy eating by turning fruits into dolphins.

What you’ll need:

  1. FRAMKALLA Mug
  2. MÅLA Marker
  3. OFTAST Bowl
  4. FÖRDUBBLA 2-piece knife set
  5. Banana
  6. Berries

How to make it:

  1. Grab some berries
  2. Cut the banana
  3. Draw eyes
  4. Cut stem
  5. Yum Yum, everyone will love it!



Day 27
Make your own pin

Help your kids show off their flair by making unique pins.

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA Markers
  2. MÅLA Scissors
  3. Tape
  4. MÅLA Paper
  5. JÄTTENE Cardboard
  6. Glue
  7. Safety Pins

How to make it:

  1. Draw an outline
  2. Color it in
  3. Cut and glue
  4. Attach pins
  5. Now show ‘em off

Third week

Day 15
Craft an origami heart

Learn the ancient art of folding paper with your kids and make a heart. You could also do a butterfly.

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA paper
  2. MÅLA pen
  3. MÅLA scissors

How to make it:

  1. Fold the paper multiple times 
  2. Sketch dashes on the paper
  3. Cut paper accordingly
  4. Fantastic!

Day 16
Make a heart-shaped stamp

Feel the love by making a heart-shaped stamp together.

What you’ll need:

  1. JATTENE cardboard box
  2. MÅLA paper
  3. MÅLA paint
  4. MÅLA scissor
  5. KALAS plate
  6. Glue

How to make it:

  1. Cut a heart out
  2. Cut squares
  3. Glue squares to form a handle
  4. Start painting!

Day 17
Create home-made play dough

Entertain your kids for hours by creating their very own play dough set and watch their imagination take over. 

What you’ll need:

  1. OFTAST Bowl
  2. FÖRNUFT Spoon
  3. Food colouring
  4. ½ cup of warm water
  5. 1 cup of flour
  6. ¼ cup of salt

How to make it:

  1. Mix ingredients together
  2. Add 5 drops of food colouring
  3. Stir till solid
  4. Start playing!

Day 18
Make a magical crown

Make your kids feel like royalty by making a colourful and magical

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA paint
  2. MÅLA scissor
  3. MÅLA paper
  4. IKEA pencil
  5. FIXA tape measure

How to make it:

  1. Draw an outline
  2. Cut paper
  3. Paint a pattern
  4. Glue it together
  5. Glorious! You’re done

Day 19
Write and illustrate a story book

Your kids will love creating their own storybook which you can read to them at night.

What you’ll need:

  1. FULLFOLJA Notebook
  2. MÅLA Pen

How to make it:

  1. Think of a story, be as wild and imaginative as possible.
  2. Start writing and drawing it.
  3. Bravo! You’re done.

Day 20
Create a canvas of colour

Make a work of art and see how far your imagination can go together.

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA Paint Brush
  2. MÅLA Paint
  3. MÅLA Paper
  4. BLANDA Bowl
  5. KALAS Plate

How to make it:

  1. Create a palette
  2. Choose a colour
  3. Start painting a pretty pattern
  4. Well done! You’re a wonderful artist

Day 21
Turn bottles into vases

Upcycle a used bottle and create a beautiful vase together.

What you’ll need:

  1. DYFT decoration stones
  2. MÅLA paint brush
  3. MÅLA paint
  4. FEJKA plant
  5. VARDAGEN paring knife

How to make it:

  1. Cut bottle
  2. Create a palette
  3. Paint the bottle
  4. Put stones inside
  5. Place the pot in the bottle.
  6. Well done!

Second week


Day 8
Make a funny face bookmark

There’s nothing scarier than losing a spot in a great story. Create a funny face bookmark with your kids and make sure you always know where you left off.

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA paper
  2. MÅLA pen
  3. MÅLA scissors
  4. Glue

How to make it:

  1. Cut a large square piece
  2. Fold it in half and crease it one way
  3. Repeat
  4. Fold down the other squares and glue
  5. Decorate the bookmark
  6. Stick it into a book

Day 9
Make a medieval shield

Turn your kids into warriors with this fun activity. Have fun deciding on patterns and what medieval house they would like to represent.

What you’ll need:

  1. JATTENE cardboard box
  2. MÅLA paper
  3. MÅLA pen
  4. FULLFÖLJA roll of tape
  5. MÅLA scissors
  6. Glue
  7. Double sided tape

How to make it:

  1. Sketch an outline of the shape of your shield
  2. Cut it
  3. Cut out a pattern using the paper
  4. Glue your patterns on it
  5. Tadah! Now, defend your house! 

Day 10
Make playful pencil holders

Tap into your kids’ wild imagination to create beautiful pencil holders.

What you’ll need:

  1. MÅLA Paper
  2. MÅLA pen
  3. MÅLA scissors
  4. Glue
  5. Can


How to make it:

  1. Wrap the tube in paper
  2. Cut shapes out
  3. Glue shapes on the tube
  4. Sketch eyes and horns
  5. Yeehaw! You’re done

Day 11
Dance with some maracas

Help your kids adopt some Latin flair. This fun instrument is so easy to make and will entertain your kids for hours.

What you’ll need:

  1. FULLFÖLJA tape
  2. FÖRNUFT spoons
  3. Toy eggs
  4. Sunflower seeds

How to make it:

  1. Put sunflower seeds inside an egg
  2. Tape the egg and spoons together
  3. Gift wrap the spoons and egg
  4. Start dancing! 

Day 12
Make a pudding face

Have fun decorating some delicious puddings with your kids and enjoy an amazing treat.

What you’ll need:

  1. SOCKERKAKA mat
  2. KALAS cutlery set
  3. IKEA 365+ Glass
  4. IKEA Candy
  5. Pre-made pudding
  6. Grapes
  7. Banana

How to make it:

  1. Place pudding in cups
  2. Arrange candy to create a face
  3. Start chomping!

Day 13
Make a fabric collage

Glue together colorful fabrics and help your kids create an abstract piece of art.

What you’ll need:

  1. IKEA fabrics
  2. MÅLA scissors
  3. JÄTTENE cardboard box
  4. Glue

How to make it:

  1. Place fabric on cardboard
  2. Cut and paste pieces of fabric
  3. Over and over
  4. Yip Yipeee! You’re done

Day 14
Craft a chopstick hand fan

Create a fan with your kids and stay breezy at all times.

What you’ll need:

  1. TREBENT chopsticks
  2. FULLFÖLJA roll of tape
  3. MÅLA paper
  4. Glue
  5. Double sided tape


How to make it:

  1. Fold paper
  2. Keep folding
  3. Pinch one end
  4. Tape them together
  5. Tape the chopsticks
  6. Stick it to the paper
  7. Fan away! You’re done

First week


Day 1
Make your own mini drum kit

Make a mini drum kit with your kids and watch them dance to the beat of their own drum.

What you'll need:

1. TREBENT chopsticks
2. MÅLA scissors
3. Empty food tins
4. Balloons
5. Elastic bands

How to make it:

1. Cut balloons
2. Place over tins
3. Open chopsticks
4. Time to play


Day 2
Design your own mobile speakers

Make speakers from upcycled materials and start a dance party with your kids.

What you'll need:

  1. MÅLA whiteboard pen
  2. VINTER gift wrap
  3. MÅLA scissors
  4. Kitchen roll
  5. Paper cups x2
  6. Craft knife

 

How to make it:

  1. Cut holes in cups
  2. Cut hole in roll
  3. Gift wrap roll
  4. Play music and dance

Day 3
Craft your own dream clouds

Everyone has dreams and aspirations. Making dream clouds and writing them down is the first step in helping your kids make their dreams come true.

What you'll need:

  1. MÅLA paper, assorted colours
  2. MÅLA felt-tip pens
  3. MÅLA scissors
  4. BAGIS children's coat-hanger
  5. String
  6. Hole punch


How to make it:

  1. Gather products
  2. Draw clouds on paper
  3. Cut clouds out
  4. Write your dreams in clouds
  5. Pass a string through each cloud
  6. Tie it on a hanger

Day 4
Decorate a mask

Create a new masked identity with your kids. Have fun painting and coming up with a creative back story as you go along.

What you'll need:

  1. LUSTIGT Mask
  2. MÅLA Watercolour box

How to make it:

  1. Come up with an identity
  2. Paint a pretty pattern
  3. Aha! You’re done

Day 5
Make apple monster bites

Have fun making delicious and healthy snacks together that your kids will love to chomp on.

What you'll need:

  1. KALAS Plate
  2. LÄMPLIG Chopping board
  3. VARDAGEN Paring knife
  4. Apples
  5. Sunflower seeds
  6. Strawberries
  7. Peanut butter (or nut free equivalent)
  8. Icing (black/blue and white)

How to make it:

  1. Slice apples
  2. Arrange them to form a mouth
  3. Add peanut butter
  4. Place sunflower seeds
  5. Set strawberry
  6. Yum! Your treat is ready

Day 6
Play a pan flute

A homemade pan flute will give kids an opportunity to explore their musical talents.

What you'll need:

  1. Straws
  2. FULLFÖLJA roll of tape
  3. MÅLA scissors
  4. String
  5. Colorful feathers


How to make it:

  1. Tape straws together
  2. Cut ends of straws
  3. Add feathers to give it a creative flourish
  4. Start playing!

Day 7
Create a paper wallet

Making a paper wallet together and teach your kids about saving money and using it wisely.

What you'll need:

  1. IKEA paper bag
  2. MÅLA Scissors

How to make it:

  1. Gather products
  2. Cut and tape edges
  3. Fold it multiple times
  4. Bam! You’re done