Crafts for kids to make
Hey Makers! I know a lot of you are still in the school holidays and having good times....but are the kids feeling a bit bored yet? I have started tutoring recently and have found that there is nothing that beats getting the paints out! They love to paint, draw, cut and stick! I'm even trying to put arts and crafts into maths lessons to jazz them up a bit. I remember hating maths (all my life!) and I think, if someone had shown me the way through a more creative path it would have made it so much better.
So I have been looking for ideas on Pinterest and have found a few awesome crafts for you to try with your kids! They look like loads of fun and will keep them entertained for a while before they notice the iPad has mysteriously vanished!
Take a look at the roundup of crafts here >>
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1. DIY Homemade Silly Putty or Slime
This pink glittery silly putty looks so good! I bet kids will love making this and have a sneaky sciencey lesson while they are at it! Get the free tutorial from Jamie Sanders mommy blog.
2. DIY Story Stones
I just LOVE this idea! I am definitely going to try this out in one of my lessons. The story stones look like a lot of fun and for any kids who love writing stories, this will make their day! Make your own DIY story stones with a wonderful tutorial from Think Crafts.
3. DIY Pom Pom Bunnies
For any kids who love to get in there with yarn and felt this will be the perfect craft for them! How cute are those bunnies? I can feel this becoming part of a lesson too... Get the free DIY pom pom bunnies tutorial on how to make these from One Little Project At A Time blog.
4. DIY Paper Plate Butterflies
These paper plate butterflies are a brilliant way of getting messy, with paints and sticky bits! They will look great as a mobile or stuck to the wall or fridge! Get the DIY tutorial from artful parent.
5. Glue Resist Drawings
This is a cool art technique that you can use PVA glue with or crayons. The medium creates a resist, so when painted over, you can still clearly see the lines. Budding artists will love this! Get the free tutorial from Mama Pear blog.
6. DIY Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns are fun to make and hang around the house! I remember making them when I was a kid and they were fun to do. By using brightly coloured papers your kids will make something pretty that could even be hung outside! (watch out for that rain you guys!) Get the free tutorial from Handmade Charlotte.
7. DIY Toilet Roll Octopus
Probably my favourite craft on this list, the toilet roll octopus! What a great idea! These could also be used for children to write stories about. Get the free tutorial from Kids Activities.
What do you think of these crafts?
Would you try them out with your kids?
Do you have any ideas or tips to share?
Let me know in the comments below. Happy Making! xoxo
*All of these crafts and more were found on Pinterest*
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