Most young children love arts & crafts, the benefits are invaluable and there are so many options to choose from! Whether you decide to paint, glue, mould or design make sure you sit down with your children and make the most of the one on one time.
Encouraging your child’s creative side from an early age can help them to develop mentally, emotionally and socially. Increasing imagination, improving creativity & boosting self-esteem are just a few of the many reasons to add arts and crafts as part of your weekly routines.
We know it can be a daunting idea letting your child loose in your beautifully decorated house with paints, pens or any other weapons of craft, to help with this, a have pulled together a list of quick, easy and relatively mess free Crafting ideas for us to try at home!
All you need is thread, wool, loom bands or beads to create a selection of colourful friendship bracelets. Experiment with plaits, twists, chevrons and diamonds to find your favourite style! There are many tutorials on YouTube to help you learn how.
Pipe Cleaner Bubble Wands
Bend your pipe cleaners into heart, stars or circles to create the perfect bubble wand! Dip into some bubble solution or simple washing up liquid and water, give it a blow and watch the bubbles float across the sky!
Use card, paper or plastic to cut out a mask shape in the size of yours and your child’s head. Simply add eye holes and decorate to be your favourite farmyard or zoo animal
Do you have any fun