Stuck indoors on a rainy day? Get creative with 5 fun indoor activities you can try at home!
1. Candle Making 🕯️
We all love a scented candle or two around the home but the price tag can be HUGE and don’t get us started on when you try to make your own and you’re met with an ingredients list as long as your arm… That’s why we created this simple and easy DIY candle tutorial!
DIY Soy Candles
- Candle Soy Wax
- Heat-proof Container
- Essential Oils
- Candle Wicks
- Candle Container
Measure out how much wax you need to fill a container then double it. Tip the wax into a heat-proof container over a low heat and leave to melt while stirring frequently.
Add your choice of essential oil until you reach the desired fragrance and stir.
Dip the bottom of the wick in the melted mixture, hold in place at the bottom of your candle container and leave to sit until hard. (You can also use superglue).
Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, once it reaches 140 degrees carefully pour the mixture into the candle container. Hold the wick in place using the pencils and leave for up to 4 hours.
Reheat remaining wax and pour back on top for a smooth finish. Trim the wick less than half an inch long once the candle has set.
2. Cress Egg 🥚 🌱
This is a great way to use leftover eggshells, grow your own food AND do a bit of gardening indoors… What’s not to love about that?! (It’s not just for kids 😉)
Egg Shell Cress
- Egg Shells
- Cress Seeds
- Cotton Wool
Carefully wash out the egg shells, dip a cotton wool ball in water, squeeze off any excess water and pop inside the egg shell. Sprinkle one teaspoon of cress seeds onto the cotton wool and place the egg in an eggcup or carton. Leave in a windowsill for a week and watch your cress grow!
3. Facemask 🛀
Sit back and relax with your very own homemade facemask!
Orange Peel Facemask
- 2 teaspoons Orange Peel Powder
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon Oat Milk
Mix all the ingredients together and add small amounts of water until a thick paste forms. Massage on to face and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off.
4. Play dough
This tutorial will keep the kids busy, save your wallet from spending lots on expensive shop brought play dough and the adults may just enjoy themselves too!
Homemade Play Dough
Add the baking powder, salt and flour to a bowl and combine.
Divide the mixture in to separate bowls and mix the warm water and coconut oil together until the oil disolves. Add one teaspoon of each of the natural ingredients/colouring to each bowl.
Divide the water and coconut oil mixture in to each bowl and mix until you have a stiff dough. Add flour to your hands and knead the dough until the texture is similar to play dough.
5. Soap 🧼
When it comes to soap making the possibilities are endless… Get creative with dried flowers, scented oils and vibrant colours.
- 100g Castor Oil
- 150g Coconut Oil
- 150g Tallow
- 40g Avocado Oil
- 125g Glycerin
- 152g Water
- 76g Lye
- 60g Stearic Acid
- 125g Sugar
- 83g Water
- 250g Denatured Alcohol
Colours & Scents
Place the Castor, Coconut, Tallow and Avocado Oil and Glycerin into a clean slow cooker and melt together. Add 152g of water to a jug, poor in the lye and stir. Pour the lye solution into the oil mixture and blend using a handheld electric blender.
Melt the stearic acid in a jug that's placed in a pan of hot water. Once melted, pour the stearic acid into the main mixture and blend with the hand blender until thick.
Cover the mixture with a lid and set to cook for 2 hours. In a pan, combine the sugar and 83g of water over a high heat until the sugar dissolves.
Add the sugar solution to the slow cooker and mix. Cook for half an hour then add your chosen essential oil scents and colours and mix thoroughly. Pour into soup molds, spray with alcohol and leave for 24 hours. Leave for up to 4 to 6 weeks before using.
About the Author
As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.