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Crafting Fun with Children: 3 Great Ideas

Posted on February 13 2020

Crafting Fun with Children: 3 Great Ideas

It’s important to get our children engaged in arts and crafts, and the best way to do that is to prepare awesome activities they will enjoy. If you don’t know where to start, here are 3 great ideas to help you out! 

  1. Fine Lines
This activity is all about allowing your children to exercise their creativity.
To set it up, all you need to do is cut a large piece of white easel paper and tape off a border, and then place the paper on an easel or tape it to the wall.
Now, hand your child a few washable markers and have them draw a big, squiggly line at the top of the paper.

Make sure the line goes all the one from the left to the right side of the paper. Then make a second line with another colour. Continue like this until the page is filled.

 Finally, remove the tape and see how the lines changed.

 

  1. Chalk Pops

Making your own sidewalk chalk at home is super fun and your children will love it!

Just find silicone baking moulds in fun shapes and make sure these are moulds you won’t use for food anymore. Once you’ve chosen the ones your children liked the most, spray them with plain cooking spray.

Now, take a disposable plastic container and mix plaster of paris with water. Just follow the instructions on the package and add tempera paint, one drip at a time until you have the colour you want.

Pour the mixture into the moulds and make sure you tap the sides to release air bubbles. If you want to make different colours, make different batches.

Then, just allow the coloured plaster to harden overnight, remove them from the moulds and they’ll be ready to use!

 

  1. Pasta Jewellery

Making jewellery with dry pasta is a classic activity and it’s super fun because there are many different things you can do.

To set up this activity, you’ll need to dye the pasta. What you need to do is take a zip-lock bag and pour 5 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol into it, along with 15 drops of food colouring. Seal the bag and swirl it to mix things up together.

Then, add half a cup of pasta, seal the bag and remove all the air, then move the pasta around so it’s evenly dyed. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then pour the pasta onto a cooking sheet lined with foil and make sure you spread the pasta into a single layer and let dry for an hour.

Now, to make different jewellery, you’ll want to use different kinds of pasta. To make necklaces, you can use rigatoni, ziti or wagon wheels and thread them onto a cord. Tie the ends together and you’ll have a beautiful necklace.

You can find many different ways to make necklaces and earrings, as well as bracelets, and your children can even use this pasta to make other things.

 

Most importantly be creative and have fun!

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