In the times of holidays, your kids would want to be engaged in fun and interesting activities. With the pandemic on our heads, it also gets difficult to perform outdoor activities. Having nowhere to go and nothing to do apart from the television hours, playing time, and reading hours, your kids will demand your attention. You need something that helps them spend their time well and is also creative and fun to perform. Don’t worry. We have got you covered.
Craft and art ideas are the solution to keep your kids engaged and entertained for a long period. Also, creating something that stimulates their brains helps improve their imagination, knowledge, and creative skills. They develop self-confidence outside the classroom, which helps in the development of their mental growth.
So, sit back and relax as we have compiled a list of the top five creative craft and art ideas for you and your kids that can be enjoyed together. With these activities, your kid’s playtime can turn into creative self-learning time.
List of Craft and Art Ideas for Your Kids
1. Painting Plant Pots and then Planting Seeds in Them
What a perfect way to spend your afternoon with your kids than to paint away! This activity is one of the most fun and creative ones on the list.
If you have small kids, give them blank terracotta pots and some paint. Let them create their masterpiece. If you have older kids, they can make a pot from scratch. These days, a lot of air-dry clay kits are available in the market. Once they have created a pot of their liking, let them splash or draw or directly paint them. However, you would need to apply a waterproof varnish coat if you wish to preserve and use it outdoors.
Once the pot is ready, help them put some soil in the pot. Splatter some seeds over the soil and water it. Your kid’s very own colourful pot is ready to dazzle on your balcony, window, or garden.
2. Colourful Kaleidoscope
This colourful and fun project never fails to astonish both children and parents alike. A kaleidoscope is a treat to your eyes in every sense. It creates patterns when moved around.
You will need a mirror card, some cardboard tube from your kitchen, glue, sequins, beads, and tape. Tape the mirror card in a triangular shape facing inside. Fit the mirrors in a kitchen tube for easier handling. Cut one transparent plastic piece and one cardboard piece to cover both ends. Glue them on either side of the tube after pouring your beads and sequins inside. Make a hole on the transparent plastic lid to see inside.
You can cover the outer cardboard roll with paint or stickers of your choice. Peep in to see the magic yourself!
Just like the view in a colourful kaleidoscope, The Real School Of Montessori is determined to make your kids’ study time colourful and engaging. We plan our sessions keeping in mind your kids’ interests and requirements for a holistic experience that is sure to help them in their curriculum.
3. Good Old Origami
Nothing beats creating objects out of origami paper. Origami is an ancient Japanese technique of folding paper and creating something new. To get started, all you will need are some colourful origami papers and YouTube. Yes, you read that right! YouTube. There are a billion origami videos on YouTube. From something as simple as making a hat to making a complex paper animal, YouTube has everything.
You can start with something easy for younger kids, like making a paper hat or a paper boat. They will surely catch up on the folding fast and want to make something else. For older kids, something a level higher like making a flower or an animal like a lion. They will take this as a challenge, and this activity will keep them occupied for a long time.
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4. Mosaic Masterpiece
Now, this activity is fun and can put anyone in a good creative mood. Children to parents, everyone can enjoy this craft simultaneously. All you need is some blank paper/cardboard, a pair of scissors, glue, coloured papers, magazine pages or newspaper, or any paper of your choice.
Cut the papers into small pieces of different sizes. It need not be uniformly cut. And then guide your kids to stick the pieces onto the blank paper.
For younger kids, you can draw something and then ask them to stick the paper inside the drawing space. Older kids can draw anything of their own choice and then fill the same with the paper pieces. You can also buy mosaic kits equipped with papers, glue, scissors, and everything you need. Go ahead and create your mosaic art!
5. Colourful Masks
This old craft technique is still in vogue. What is better than making a mask and then dressing up. The materials required in creating this art piece are some paper/cardboard, colour or paint, and some elastic or ribbon to secure the mask in its place.
There are a lot of mask templates available on the internet that can be simply printed out. You can then ask your kids to paint the mask as per their interests. Punch a hole on either side of the mask and help them tie the ribbon or elastic in place.
Older kids can outline their desired masks themselves and then tie the ribbon around. This craft idea is a perfect playtime activity for your kids and their friends. You can even hold a fashion show displaying their mask art. Masks like Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk, or simply an animal are sure to attract your kid’s attention to this amazing craft idea.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try out these cool and fun ideas with your kid today! Grab some craft materials and get started.
We at The Real School Of Montessori have mastered the creative and fun way of engaging your kids during long study sessions. Our study sessions are one on one and highly customised to ensure your kid’s overall growth. Reach out to us today to avail the benefits of our trial classes.