Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cabin fever kids

December 30, 2017

Looking for something to entertain the kids when it’s raining or too cold to go outside? Crafts can keep kids busy for hours- and best of all, can be educational. There are crafts you can make with kids of all age groups, from preschoolers through grade school.

Clear your kitchen table off and gather some basic supplies- it’s time to get crafting!

Popular Crafts for Preschoolers

Before getting started making crafts, gather all the supplies! As your preschooler is running around the house, go on a search for paper, glue, crayons and safety scissors. Child crafts can make use of nontraditional items as well, so look for empty shampoo or dish soap bottles, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, string, shoe boxes and paper bags. Let your imagination be your guide.

Crafts for preschoolers should be fairly simple to make, as well as quick in order to hold their attention. Help them make binoculars from toilet paper rolls, or puppets from old socks and markers. Add yarn hair. A favorite child craft of many children is creating “yarn masterpieces”. Give your child glue and different colored pieces of yarn. Let the child place glue all over their paper (glue sticks work great for this project) and then lay out pieces of yarn over the glue in whatever shape they want! It’s like painting with yarn.

Crafts for Older Children

As children get older, they are capable of more detailed crafts. Let grade school children create a city out of cardboard boxes. Flatten a box or two to create the city “ground”, and using smaller boxes, like juice boxes, egg cartons, and construction paper, let your child build a city. Draw roads with markers, make trees and houses. Drive matchbox cars through the city, or make your own cars out of egg cartons or other objects.

And who doesn’t love macaroni necklaces.

Create musical instruments with coffee cans, and elbow macaroni. Just wear your iPod and you won’t hear a thing! Make your own bubble solution with equal parts dish soap and water, and let your kids blow bubbles in the bathtub for a special treat, especially since now that they are covered in glue and yarn!

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  1. I’m a housewife with children and for our arts and crafts time the family and I have Heartagram Parties and the kids and I love it so much

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