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Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids to Make at Home
Watching the kids grow is every parent’s greatest achievement. When you see your little one being curious about the world that surrounds him, you know that he might get very creative. Hence, as a parent, everyone should try to stimulate their kids’ creativity and challenge them with some fun crafts. Children are willing to learn more and explore the world, this is why they should be kept entertained and educated at all times.
Learning how to cope with children excitement and teaching them about crafting is an important job when you are a parent. In what follows, we will provide a list of easy crafts that you can do with your little one. DIY Experience teaches you how to let your artsy part surface, offering numerous crafts ideas that you can easily put into practice, so make sure you check it out for more inspiration both for you and your children.
1. Microwave Puffy Paint
Turn your lazy afternoon into a fun one, becoming the coolest mom in an instant. This DIY paint that puffs will make your kid forget about boredom. To obtain this paint, you have to mix 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and water to offer it the consistency of pancake batter. Then, you can divide the mix in four parts and add food coloring to every batch. Give your kid a white sheet of paper and let their imagination flow. When they are finished, make sure you put the work of art into the microwave for 30-45 seconds. You will see the paint grow and puff.
2. Tissue Paper Streamer Rainbow
On a rainy day, this is the perfect craft to make with your kid since all you wish for is a nice rainbow. Use some cheerful colors to turn your kids face into a big smile. For this craft, you will need paper plates cut in half, colored tissue paper or crepe paper, cotton balls and glue. Ask your kids to glue the cotton balls on the plate. Then, your kids will get to the fun part, arranging the colors of the rainbow in the correct order and sticking the colored crepe paper to flutter down the plate.
3. Garden Flowers
This is a more complex craft and your kids will need a bit more help. However, it will be all worth it since your garden will look amazing. For this, you will need twine, drill, screwdriver, small screw, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, clear plastic plates and wooden garden stakes. Your kids could paint the plates with whatever colors they like. After the paint is dry, drill a small hole at 1 cm from the inner rim of the plate. Next, use a screwdriver to attach the plate to the garden stake. Cut 4 feet or twine and wrap it around the stake. You should use the rest to tie it in a bow. Your garden flower is ready, and your kids will be thrilled when tapping the stake into the ground.
4. Stained Glass Heart Crown
Your little girls will love this craft, as they will call themselves queens of hearts. You will need 1 sheet of poster board, drawing tools, utility knife, cardboard, transparent contact paper, colored tissue paper, scissors, stapler and heart-shaped paper punch. Start by cutting the tissue paper after drawing a crown outline on it. You can add smaller hearts on the side. It is time to use the utility knife to cut out little colorful hearts. After you cover the openings with contact paper, you should cut out the crowns. Place tissue paper pieces and then let your little girls decorate the crowns as they like.
Stimulating your kids’ imagination is the key for a good cognitive development. You should know that crafts and arts stimulate several brain areas at the same time, improving bilateral coordination between the right and left sides of the brain. Also, when you satisfy your child’s curiosity about the world, you make him even thirstier for knowledge. Any parent would be thrilled to see that their little one loves to explore new fields and uses his imagination to create. The crafts can broaden your children horizon and develop numerous skills. They will learn how to handle paper, how to fold, cut and glue it in different shapes.