Crafts With Kids Help Create Memories

Children love to spend time with parents, especially while participating in activities they enjoy. As a parent it is important for you to come up with innovative craft ideas that will allow you to spend quality time with your child, be part of his world and contribute significantly to his creative development.

If you do not have much experience with crafts, you may feel overwhelmed. But there is no need to worry as you will find help across the internet when you run a relevant search. Here, we have listed three enjoyable ideas for crafts with kids that you can start off with, before you take on more challenging activities with your child.

1. Collage

You and your child could have a fun time preparing collages both inside and outside the house. If you take on this challenge outdoors, the things that your kid has to collect include flowers, twigs, leaves and grass. However if you plan to make the collage indoors, things like comic strips, magazines, advertisements and newspapers will have to be provided. Once the resources for this Craft with Kids idea has been acquired, give your child a base to work on, a pair of scissors and some glue. Once the collage has been completed, dry it and feel free to flaunt it to your guests.

2. Sculpting

With the help of this Craft with Kids idea, you can facilitate your kid’s manual dexterity. Getting your child involved in kitchen work can be both fun and engaging. Salt dough for instance gives your child a great opportunity to showcase some of his creative instinct. The only three things you will really need include water, flour and salt – all of which is readily available in your kitchen. Encourage your child to use cookie cutters or sculpt characters and things from the dough. Once they are ready, bake them and give them to your kid so he can appreciate what he has made and eat it too!

3. Marble Painting

The materials you need for this particular Craft with Kids idea are water-based paints, marbles, a box and paper. Ask your child the colours he wants to use and distribute them accordingly in jars that have wide lids. Thereafter they can use the paint, marbles and the box to create patterns on the paper, in any way they like. Very soon there will be a beautiful piece of artwork before your eyes and your kid would bask in glory, knowing he made it.

Indulging in crafts with your child in only one of the many activities you can do together and bond over. Never underestimate how much time your kid would love to spend with you. A lot of parents like to believe otherwise because their busy schedule doesn’t allow them to have free time for their child. However, knowing otherwise will prove to be beneficial for your kid and you so it is important that you invest some time and energy into thinking of things that you could do together.

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Ice Skate Gift Box

I have a friend who is a figure skater and I wanted to create a special holiday gift box for her this year so I designed this sweet little skate gift box. The box is self supporting and stands up on it’s own and, although you can’t see it in this photo, there is an opening at the top of the skate which would be perfect for holding candy canes, hot chocolate packets, or even a bag full of chocolates.

I made my skate out of Real Red cardstock (template takes 2 sheets). To jazz it up, I added fuzzy white brads, white ribbon, and thin feathering as a cuff. I made the sole of the boot using a straight edge and a black Sharpie marker. The blade was made out of shiny silver cardstock.

Ice Skate Gift Box - Girl

And, I just couldn’t let the opportunity pass to make a masculin skate. As you can see, I put a couple of treats inside of the box so you can get an idea of the size.

Ice Skate Gift Box - Boy

Each skate took roughly 15-20 minutes to assemble and decorate after the pieces were cut out. It’s not a difficult project at all but, because the pieces are exact in measurement, it does require you to be careful and accurate when adhering the pieces together. This template is available for purchase in my Paper Templates Webstore.

More Flower Topped Boxes

Oh my goodness, I am having so much fun with these boxes! I now have 25 made for the upcoming holidays.

These particular ones were created using a shiny, metallic paper. I distressed the flower center using sandpaper so that it would stand out even more. I was going to add ribbon but I think these boxes are so pretty that they don’t need anything else.

I actually have another idea brewing for this box. I was thinking of making the template smaller and putting 24 of them together somehow for use as an advent calendar. Hopefully I’ll have the chance to work on this over the next week.

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Flower Topped Boxes

Gift Boxes – The Holidays are Approaching

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an obsession with gift boxes and this next box just makes me giddy! It is small and unique but, best of all, it is so freaking adorable! I just want to point out that this box is not my original design but I did draw the template based on finished boxes that I saw on party favor website.

Since the Holidays are quickly approaching, I got a small jump on things and made 12 of these boxes to use for gift giving. While this box does look intricate, (yes it does require a fair bit of scoring and folding), they actually go together fairly quickly and easily once you get the grunt work done.

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