Children love doing activities that will bring out their creativity. They also love watching transformation, where several random items create something stunning. Crafting is a great activity for the development of the child. They can easily learn coordination through crafting, especially if it involves use of both their hands. There are rules that should be followed during crafting, which teach your child some traits they will need in life, for instance patience and following instructions. Crafting is a way to have great fun as well as to bond. You work as a team and this inspires them to always work with others for better outcomes.
With your guidance, there are so many things that you can do with your children, which can bring out their creativity and keep them busy to kill the boredom. This can boost their self-esteem, when they realize that they can create something useful with their own hands. Here are some fantastic craft ideas that you can try out every day:
A Stuffed Sock Toy
If your child loves toys, they will have a great time crafting this one. Good thing is that it will be of great use after it has been crafted. Crafting this will keep your child creatively busy for a few hours, after which they will learn something that can inspire their creativity thereafter in life. You can keep the toy for the child for as long as it is necessary, because cleaning it is easy too. This will only require things that can easily be found at home. Simply take a sock, sew on some eyes, nose, mouth and ears, and stuff the sock with some soft foam or cotton. Sew up the bottom and you have created a fun character.
The Flight School Idea
You can make your own planes with your child and fly them! Paper planes have been favorite of many children for a very long time; therefore this is a great idea for your child. Teach your child how to fold the paper into a plane, and enjoy the fun flying them. You can do this with a sheet of A4 paper, and even create different planes with different colors. Good thing is that you will not need much for this and the outcome is not messy, therefore less cleaning for you after the play.
Polka Dot Slime
This is an amazing way to have fun with your child at home. What you need for this are glue, liquid starch and pom poms. Mix the glue with the liquid starch as per the instructions to get the slime. Ensure that the slime is long and sticky. Now add your pom poms and knead until they are evenly distributed. Your child will have great fun not just in making the slime but also playing with it afterwards. This is not suitable for the younger children who are still putting everything in their mouths though, because the glue and starch liquid is not good for their tummy.
A Soap Boat
With just a rain gutter, which can be bought cheaply in the hardware store, your child can have amazing fun sliding on a soap boat. Add some water and soap to the rain gutter and you will have a slick race track for your kid. This will be fun for both you and your child, especially on a lazy sunny afternoon. Your child will always look forward to those times you will be spending outside with him.
Rainbow Bubble Snakes
Bubble magic is exciting for all children, and it can be exciting to a mum as well. What you will need for this is a dish soap solution, which when blown into a cut water bottle, it will yield something like a growing snake. Good thing about this is that you only use things that are readily available at home, and the rainbow bubble is very easy to make. This is a bit crazy and cool for the kids, which is the reason why they enjoy so much fun in the end. This is a fun craft to try put with their kind during summer
A Tin-Can Wind Chime
This is an amazing, easy to make craft that will keep your child occupied and creative for a few hours. With just a few tins, you can make a tin-can wind chime easily. Just tap holes in the bottom of every tin, then thread through the hole, putting a knot inside the can, and some glue in order to keep the knot in place. Now hang these tins at different lengths, close enough so that they will collide when the wind blows. What you will get in the end are happy sounds.
The best thing about these craft ideas is you can easily use everyday items you find in the home.