Sleepovers are a time-honored tradition, and for good reason. There’s nothing quite like spending an evening or night with your closest friends, enjoying snacks, talking, watching movies – or engaging in any other activity that strikes your fancy.
But sometimes, you and your friends might not feel like doing anything too complicated or time-consuming. In that case, here are some easy DIY activities that will keep you entertained without a lot of fuss.
This is a classic sleepover activity that never gets old. You can either bring plain white shirts for everyone to tie-dye or get creative and use old clothes that could use a new lease on life.
All you need for this activity is some fabric dye, rubber bands, and buckets or plastic bags for the dyeing process. You can also consider using tie dye patterns which will help create interesting designs on the shirts. From watermelon patterns to spirals and stripes, it all depends on how you tie the knots. There are plenty of YouTube videos and tutorials online that can show you how to do this.
Making Friendship Bracelets
What’s a sleepover without some homemade friendship bracelets? This activity is not only easy, but it’s also a great way to bond with your friends. All you need are some colorful embroidery flosses and scissors. You can either make traditional bracelets or get creative and make keychains, chokers, or anklets. There are plenty of patterns online that you can follow, or you can make your design.
Additionally, you can also add beads to the bracelet for some extra flair. Just make sure that the beads are big enough, so they don’t slip through the floss.
This is a great activity if you and your friends are looking for something creative to do. You can either buy plain pottery from a local craft store or paint some mugs or plates that you already have. All you need are some ceramic paints and brushes. You can get as creative as you want with this activity and paint whatever design you like.
Once you’re done, let the pots dry and then bake them in the oven according to the instructions on the paint. This will help set the design, so it doesn’t come off easily.
Slime has been all the rage lately, and for good reason. It’s satisfying to make and even more satisfying to play with. Plus, it’s a great activity to do with friends. You can either buy a slime kit or make your slime using some simple ingredients like glue, Borax, food coloring, and glitter. Just make sure that you follow the instructions carefully, so you don’t end up with a sticky mess.
On the other hand, if you want something a little less messy, you can always opt for slime-less putty. It’s just as satisfying to play with, and it doesn’t require any special ingredients. You can make it using cornstarch, water, and food coloring. Simply mix all the ingredients and knead the dough until it’s the right consistency.
Host a Spa Night
What’s a sleepover without some pampering? Hosting a spa night is the perfect way to relax with your friends. You can give each other facials, manicures, and pedicures. If you want to take it up a notch, you can also give each other massages.
For the facials, you can either use store-bought products or make your own using ingredients like honey, oats, and yogurt. These ingredients are not only good for your skin, but they’re also likely to be found in your kitchen. As for the manicures and pedicures, you can use polish to make different designs or opt for a more natural look by using clear polish or vaseline.
Candle-making is a great activity to do with friends, especially if you’re looking for something relaxing. All you need are some beeswax sheets, wicks, and essential oils. You can find beeswax sheets at your local craft store or online. Once you have all the supplies, simply follow the instructions on how to make the candles. You can even get creative and make different designs.
Some of the essential oils that you can use are lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang. These oils are known for their calming and relaxing properties. Or, you can use any essential oil that you like. Just make sure to use a high-quality oil, so the scent doesn’t dissipate quickly.
Doing a Treasure Hunt
This is a great activity if you want to get everyone up and moving. You can either hide small prizes around the house or outside, depending on where you’re having the sleepover. Then, you can give everyone a list of clues that they need to follow to find the treasure. You can make the clues as easy or difficult as you want.
This is a great activity to do if you have younger siblings who are also having a sleepover. Just make sure that the prizes are age-appropriate.
Making Chocolate Truffles
If you and your friends have a sweet tooth, then this activity is for you. Chocolate truffles are relatively easy to make, and they’re so delicious. Plus, they make for a great snack or dessert. All you need are some good-quality chocolate, cream, and your favorite flavorings.
Once you have all the ingredients, simply follow the instructions. Keep in mind that you may need to refrigerate the truffles for a few hours before they’re ready to eat. Also, make sure to use a clean work surface, so the truffles don’t pick up any unwanted flavors.
Creating a Photo Collage
A photo collage is a great way to commemorate your sleepover. Plus, it’s a fun activity that you can do with friends. All you need are some photos, scissors, glue, and a piece of cardboard or paper.
First, you’ll need to gather all the photos that you want to use. You can use pictures from your phone, social media, or even printed photos. Once you have all the pictures, it’s time to start cutting them out. You can either cut them into shapes or just random pieces. Then, start gluing them onto cardboard or paper. You can arrange them however you want.
When you’re done, you can hang the collage up in your room or give it to a friend as a gift.
So there you have it! Eight easy DIY activities that you and your friends can do when you’re having a sleepover. These activities are fun, relaxing, and relatively easy to do. Plus, they don’t require a lot of supplies or preparation time.
So go ahead and choose the activity that sounds the most fun for you and your friends.