Today, kids are more into gadgets and the games loaded on them. But don’t you think somewhere it is our fault as well? The moment they start crying, we hand them over our smartphone to keep them busy. Yes, the hardest part of parenthood is to keep the kids busy and away from any kind of mischief that can cause them harm.
The best bet is to introduce a well-planned craft time in the everyday schedule. Keeping them busy in art and craft activities will not just increase their attention span but will also give their creative bone a tickle. From Easter holiday eggs to origami birds, here you will find a bunch of craft ideas for kids that are ideal for any craft session.
Easter Holiday Eggs
Let your kids have some fun with carefully cleaned egg shells, watercolours and some decorative stuff. Making Easter eggs is super easy and keeps your little ones busy for a few hours. To make this craft activity easy for them, you can provide them with a YouTube tutorial. The greatest part is that you won’t have to spend too much on craft supplies to accomplish this project.
This super cute and easy-to-make craft will become your child’s instant favourite. All you need to do is to be a bit careful with the scissors, and this project will become an instant fun. Coloured sheets, a pack of sketch pens and a glue stick is all that you need to provide your child. Let your little one experiment with different shapes and when complete, create a decorative corner in the munchkin’s room.
This is simply one of the best craft ideas for kids, and you don’t even have to buy anything apart from the googly eyes. Pull that drawer stuffed with old CDs and DVDs and pick the best from the lot. You can use the left-over coloured sheet from the previous project to make all the features of a bird. Just like the previous craft project, you can motivate your child to create different birds and animals using old CDs and DVDs.
Aeroplanes from Popsicle Sticks
We have all made many crafts using popsicles in our childhood days, haven’t we? It’s time that you introduce your kids to these magical sticks that can create some amazing crafts. Take cues from the image below to build multiple airplanes. Once done, hang all of them in a corner of your little one’s room to create a whimsical appeal.
You might not know this, but there are many educational benefits associated with origami. Not only does origami helps in cognitive development but also improves behavioural skills, community building and multi-cultural awareness. Furthermore, it also has therapeutic value as it promotes a feeling of well-being and achievement.
All you need is a pack of coloured sheets and a thread roll to make this project happen. Whether you want your kids to learn the art of origami through video tutorials or a book, the choice is yours.
These craft ideas for kids are fun, easy and invigorating enough to keep your munchkins busy and away from their mischief. However, be sure of never leaving them alone while they are exploring the creative side of their brain. An adult must always be present to keep an eye on them and their activities.
Crating has many benefits including hand coordination, improving pencil grip and refining motor coordination. Moreover, crafting also helps in building self-confidence and allows the kids to bond with each other.