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Spark your Child’s creative imagination with arts and crafts…
Arts and crafts seem to take a back seat with our kids today, instead to be replaced with the electronic age. Paintbrushes are being replaced with mobile phones; scissors and glue sticks are being replaced with PlayStation and iPods.
Kids need to have an outlet with which to develop their imagination, a place where they can re-engage and let those creative juices run wild. Arts and crafts have provided that outlet for many years, and continue to offer vast opportunities and activities for hours of fun-filled entertainment. There are a wide variety of ideas out there that kids can expand on to make their craft journey an interesting one.
Sitting down with a craft project keeps kids’ minds active, and these craft projects can be as inexpensive as you like, you just need to know where to look. Whether it is ready made kits, or gathering supplies to make a unique creation, the choices are limitless and rewarding. Have you ever noticed the look on your child’s face when they bring home a piece of their own artwork from school?
Arts and crafts have often been used as a learning tool. Many craft kits include a wealth of knowledge about the topic. When digging for Dinosaur bones for instance, your child will get to assemble the Dinosaur and understand what it looked like back in the day, as well as learning fun and interesting facts about their dinosaur.
Teach them all about recycling as well as the basic science behind robots when they build a Tin Can Robot. Or what happens when you mix Baking Soda and Vinegar together when they launch their very own Rocket!
They can learn the science behind Fizz while making some cool bath bombs; or what about the cool trick of Shrinky Dinks shrinking plastic. Kids can learn and have fun all at the same time.
There are arts and crafts out there suitable for all age groups. You don’t have to be a child to enjoy arts and crafts, in fact they are a fantastic opportunity for children and their parents to spend some quality time together having fun and being creative.
Many craft projects can be given as gifts. A handmade gift made by a child and given to a parent, grandparent, or friend become cherished keepsakes. The receiver understands the time, energy and love that have gone into the making of their gift. The child comes away with a feeling of deep satisfaction knowing that they’ve made something for someone that they can be extremely proud of.
But let’s not forget our littlies, capture their interest in arts and crafts at an early age, and nurture their creative streaks, find something they like doing and build on it. They may be interested in painting or folding paper aeroplanes. Making figures out of oven bake clay, or creating new fuzzy monkey friends they can carry around in their pocket. They may like to make cars out of pegs, or make their own twirly tutu to dance around the house in. http://www.CraftMe.co
These activities along with many more will spark a child’s imagination, allowing them to come up with some exciting pieces of art or a thrilling craft project. Gather a whole bunch of craft supplies together and give them free rain, what they come up with will not only surprise and excite you but will work on those fine motor skills that are important in a child’s early development.
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