Simple Arts & Crafts Projects That Parents And Their Kids Can Enjoy
Arts & crafts is a hobby that both adults and children can partake. The great thing about arts & crafts is that many consider it as a good way for parents and their children to bond. They can start a new project together and have fun with each other’s company.
Aside from strengthening the parents and their children’s bond, according to studies, arts & crafts can benefit the child’s mental and emotional growth. It’s also a great way for them to express their creativity and ideas.
As you may have noticed, kids nowadays are glued to their gadgets and social media at such a young age. Showing them that there’s fun other than in front of a computer screen can do a whole lot of good especially if you’re making the project with them.
For this reason, we will give you some simple and fun arts & crafts projects that you and your child can do together.
1. Drawing and painting
Let’s start with the easiest thing first and that’s drawing and painting. For this activity, all you’ll need are some papers, a pencil, and other coloring materials such as paints, crayons, color pencils, etc. You can then teach your child to draw or allow them to create something from their own imagination.
We just want to remind parents to be careful of the coloring materials that you’ll buy. Make sure that you read the label first and ensure that the materials are all child friendly.
Origami is the art of paper folding and is usually associated with the Japanese culture. This art style is quite popular to both kids and adults because there are various levels of difficulty that can be accessible to different age groups. You can buy origami books or even look for instructions online.
For this activity, all you’ll need is paper. There are also some slight cutting involved so be sure to keep an eye on your child when they’re using scissors.
3. Paper craft
This is somewhat similar to Origami since it also deals with paper. The difference though is that with paper crafting you don’t just fold paper. There are different ranges of techniques that can be associated to this crafting style. You may also need a stronger type of paper to get started with this activity.
Paper crafting can be somewhat complex depending on the type of project you want done. That said, there are also projects available online that can suit your child’s age group. Like Origami though, there may be some cutting involved so please don’t leave your child unattended during the activity.
4. Creating little ornaments
This is a wonderful project to get involved with during certain occasions such as Halloween or the holiday season. There are different ornaments that you and your child can make that could help design your home. You can find a wealth of references and instructions by doing a quick search online.
This may be a bit advanced for younger kids but you can give then small tasks so it becomes a team effort.
5. Handmade cards
Handmade cards are a great thing to teach your child. It shows them that gifts doesn’t have to be expensive and will have more meaning if they put a lot of effort into it. You may also be in the receiving end of these cards during mother’s/father’s day or your birthday.
So there you go!
As you can see, there are a whole lot more projects that you and your children can start on. Remember that there is a wealth of information online. We want to remind parents to only choose child friendly materials and to never leave their kids unattended during the activity, especially when sharp objects are involved.
We hope that you and your children have fun with these little arts & crafts projects.