Anyone with a child will be aware of just how imaginative they can be. And with a creative child comes the need to keep them entertained with new and exciting crafting activities that allow them to spread their artistic wings and fly. If you’ve exhausted all your current crafting ideas for your kids, here are some more to give a shot.
Popsicle Stick Building
You’ll likely remember creating some popsicle crafts as a kid yourself, and passing on the tradition can lead to some interesting nights of arts and crafts. All you need is some glue and popsicle sticks, but you can spice things up with some sequins or googly eyes. It might take some practice, but you might be surprised to find your child can create little popsicle cabins! Sure, they may not find a future career in building homes as a carpenter or as a roofer Pearland TX, but they will be developing fine motor skills, and learning perseverance and cause and effect at the same time.
If you’ve got some old magazines lying around, you could give them to your kids for them to create magazine art. With some safety scissors, glue, markers, and paper to throw it all on, the possibilities are endless. Kids will love creating art by drawing whatever interests them and decorating it with various cut-outs. Maybe they’ll draw themselves and cut out clothes to glue onto the pictures, or create a scenic background and glue animals and cars in front of it. Give your kids all the necessary tools and see just how creative they can get!
Abstract Finger Painting
As long as you don’t mind mess, creating abstract finger paintings can be a great activity to dive into. It’s a way for them to experiment with color and paints in a way that is free of brushstroke techniques or having to create anything intricate. They can smear and splash and twirl the colors to their hearts’ content. Who knows, maybe they’ll even be the next Picasso!
Join in on the Fun!
Watching your kids make crafty works of art can be cute and rewarding, but don’t why let them have all the fun? Make it a bonding experience and join in on the fun! Not only will this make for a good activity to do with your child, but they will likely be overjoyed to have you involved!