Arty activities for craft-loving kids
Arts and crafts are more than another way of dealing with boredom: they inspire creativity, learning and coordination, and the end results can be great decorative pieces that brighten up your home or garden. Get into the arts and crafts mind frame, so that your child can begin a new project at home at a moment’s notice.
Recycle and repurpose
When it comes to arts and crafts, many of the raw materials are simply recycled household items. Start collecting plastic tubs and containers that you can use for paint and paintbrushes. Keep old tin cans and toilet rolls, which can be decorated and turned into a mobile or wind ornament. Save old buttons, beads and coins, which are great for decorating any piece. Add food colour to pasta tubes and use these to string up a bracelet.
Get basic art supplies
You’ll need a pair of scissors, glue and some coloured paper as part of your basic arts and crafts kit. Consider getting some additional arty materials like craft paint, glitter, streamers, string, ribbons and stickers.
Give creative instructions
You can give your child crafts ideas based on virtually anything arty or decorative you’d like to have in your home. Ask them to make dream catcher or wind chime for the garden, or a collage or painting for the bedroom. Colour sugar or salt with chalk, and layer the different colours in a jar. Make your own birthday cards, Christmas decorations and Easter baskets. You could even try a bird feeder, a sock toy or paper lantern!
This information is this article is intended for general purposes only. If you have any concerns about your health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a healthcare professional.