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Simple Crafts For Kids

Simple Crafts For Kids...

Kids love to do crafts. Crafts enable them to experiment with a lot of creative materials.


Simple Crafts For Kids

Crayons, glue, scissors, markers, and paints are just some of those materials.

Providing simple crafts for your kids allow the display of their artistic eye.

Here are examples of some simple crafts...

1. Making Handprints

One of the most popular among simple crafts for kids is the use of handprints. This craft can be messy but it is truly enjoyable.

Your young one can make a book of family handprints. The entire family can participate.

The materials to be prepared are the following...

  • different washable paint colours
  • paint brush
  • bond papers
  • art papers
  • yarn
  • markers.

Once the materials are gathered, allow your child to paint the palms of every family member using a paintbrush.

Let your child pick the colours he/she will use. In this way, you can teach your child the name of the colours. Allow your child to stick the painted hands to the bond paper.

The handprint should be labeled with the name of the family member. Let your child do this to enhance his/her writing skills.

Help your child decorate the bond paper with the handprints.

As soon as each member of the family is finished, paint the palms of your child with the paint colour he/she likes.

Your child should be the one to stick his/her hands to the bond paper. Family members will be the ones to decorate the bond paper this time.

The bond papers are left to dry and then compiled. Art papers will be used as cover pages of the compilation.

The cover page should be decorated and entitled, "My Family's Handprints" created by (name of your child).

The left side of the compilation will be punched with holes and sewn together using a yarn.

2. Making Play Dough

Kids love play dough. They can make an assortment of shapes and artworks. They can invent, design, and exercise their hands and fingers in the process.

However, some synthetically prepared play dough may contain toxic ingredients. Making play dough at home will ensure the ingredients used are not harmful to your little ones.

What is more, your child can spend quality time with you or any family member to make the play dough.

You will need the following materials to make the play dough...

  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ (half) cup of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of oil, and food colouring (however, this is optional).

Let your child mix all the ingredients together. Let a family member cook the ingredients in a sauce pan, over medium heat.

It will form into a hard substance. Food colouring can be added if you want colourful dough. Take the dough from the pan and allow it to cool.

Once it has cooled, your child can play with the dough. The dough should be stored in airtight containers after use.

These are just two examples of simple crafts for kids. Whatever simple crafts for kids you utilize, you should remember to guide your child each step of the way.

You guidance will help facilitate your child's learning.

However, make sure you give ample space for simple decision making like picking colours, choosing what pictures to draw, or what materials to use.

Simple crafts for kids also allow for play and bonding with other children. It can also be an activity where the whole family can participate and spend time together.

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