If your kids are crafty you can try and develop their creative nature with fun and easy craft ideas. You don’t have to be a crafting specialist to help your kids create cute DIY crafts.
You can even convert your kid’s creative ideas into custom stickers. Did you know that children can communicate what they feel through crafting? Here are three craft ideas you and the kids can try at home using cheap and readily available materials.
Shine in the Dark Jellyfish
- White yarn
- Shine in the dark acrylic paint
- Heavy-duty paper bowls
- Painting supplies and brushes
- Ziploc bags
- A pair of scissors
- A sharp pencil or skewer
How to do it
Paint the bowl both on the inner and outer sides. Use multiple coats of paint to achieve an intense glow.
To make the fingers (tentacles) cut around 12 pieces of yarn and ensure they all measure 36 inches long. Put them in your Ziploc bag with a few splashes of glow paint before sealing the bag.
Press until the yarn is covered with paint. You can add more paint until you achieve your desired tone color. Add some water in the bag if the paint turns out to be too thick and hang the yarn to dry.
Use a sharp pencil or skewer to poke two holes at the center of the bowl. They should be approximately 0.5 inches apart
Cut around 40 inches of length of yarn and pass it through the two holes until both ends are suspended at the bottom of your bowl.
From the internal part of your bowl, drag the yarn to create a small loop. Once your fingers are dry thread them roughly through the center just under the loop.
Twist the bowl, drag the yarn taut, and connect a double knot.
Hold the fingers as a single bunch and fasten a single knot. Your shine in the night jellyfish is now ready. Hang it under a bright light for around thirty minutes before turning off the lights to enjoy the glitter.
Paper Bag Monster Puppets
Materials you’ll need
- Paper lunch bag
- Colored cardstock paper
- Acrylic paint
- Scrapbook scissors
- A pair of scissors
- Circle punches
How to go About it
Paint the front and bottom part of the paper lunch bag with your kid’s favorite color and give it time to dry well.
Let kids use the colored cardstock paper, circle punches, scissors, and markers to draft any monster you can think about.
Allow them to exercise creativity with their designs. Rather than guiding your child, you can practice together to make the whole exercise more fun.
Some of the features kids can include on their monsters include: pointed horns and ears, long eyelashes, huge teeth, and eyeballs, as well as fun patterns to demonstrate a real monster.
Once the activity is completed you can sit back and enjoy watching your kids as they have fun with their crafts
When it comes to custom stickers, your child may design crafts and you can have them professionally printed. Custom stickers can range from their favorite cartoon characters, fruits, vegetables, or letters of the alphabet. The kids can use these stickers to decorate their rooms or create themes for their birthday celebrations.
Crafts are a good way of keeping your children occupied. They are also a great learning opportunity that they can use to enhance their creativity skills.