3 Fun Crafts To Do At Home For Kids

Doing crafts with kids is an excellent way to spend time together. It involves you two to incorporate fun & learning at the same time. If you are wondering how to make crafts at home then this article is something you require reading. Kids love crafts and there is no doubt about that. They become dedicated & excited while painting, drawing, cutting, working and pasting. There are many fun crafts to do at home for kids. Each craft can make your kid have a joyful experience. Crafting has been a popular hobby. And if your kid is naturally blessed to have some craft skills – motivate him or her to do more. Or if you wish training your kid with creative activities, then making crafts using different materials can be a nice option. You don’t have to be an artist to make a craft. If your kids have motivation, patience and talent, then he or she can make crafts at home. Here are some simple craft ideas you can do with your kids.

3 Fun Crafts To Make At Home

Craft #1: Monster Balloons

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Making this charming craft with your kids is sure to offer an excellent time.

Things You Will Need

  • Card stock
  • Glue Stick
  • Tissue Paper (black & white)
  • Helium-filled balloons

Instructions To Make

Step 1: Our first step is crafting eyes. Take a white tissue paper and cut 2 large circles. Cut smaller circles out of black tissue paper. Glue the eyes over the balloon.

Step 2: Our next step is to design the mouth. Cut mouth as show in the image. It has to be out of black tissue paper. Cut triangular teeth using white tissue paper. Glue the mouth and teeth on your balloon.

Step 3: To craft antennas, take a card stock and cut a narrow piece with a circle at the peak. Glue the antenna to peak of your balloon.

Step 4: To craft curly antennas, engrave a thin strip out of card stock. Enfold the thin strip around a pen or pencil. Watchfully glide the coiled strip off the pen. Then attach the curly antennas over the peak of your balloon.

Image source: Spoonful

Craft #2: Cotton Wool Sheep

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This is a perfect craft for your little one. Surely, the spring lambs are going to attract your kids.

Things You Will Need:

  • cotton wool
  • cardboard
  • paint
  • glue

Instructions To Make

  • Step 1: Our first step is to design the grass in the ground. For this, cut out a rectangle piece from a card. Immerse its rim into green color paint. To make a grassy ground, stamp the colored edge all over the paper.
  • Step 2: Make the body of sheep using cotton wool ball and paste it onto the paper.
  • Step 3: Finish the sheep by painting head, legs and ears.
  • Step 4: This is just a sample for making crafts with cotton wool; you can use cotton wool to make clouds, snowmen, polar bear and steam too.

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Craft #3: Seashell Sailboat

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Seashell Sailboat is one of the simple fun crafts to do at home. Kids of all age groups can do this craft. It takes only half an hour to complete. Make this craft with your little one and allow them to launch it inside a bathtub or kiddie pool.

Things You Will Need

  • Clean shell
  • Modeling clay
  • Thin twig
  • Small triangle piece cut out from a tablecloth, plastic bag or any other item

Instructions To Make

Step 1: Adjust the plastic triangle to appear as a sail. To prevent top from flopping, cut the upper tip, and then nick a sequence of small openings at the edge where pole goes.

Step 2: Now thread the thin twig via holes. Fill the shell hull with small amounts of clay. Keep in mind that too much of clay prevents your boat from sailing. Plant the post tightly into a shell.

Image source: Spoonful

How to make a sheep picture using cotton wool?

  1. To make grass for the field, cut a rectangle using a card and dip the edge into green paint.
  2. Print the background of your paper to make a grassy field.
  3. Tease out a cotton wool ball to make sheep’s body and glue to the background.
  4. Paint legs, head and ears to finish.

This is just an idea for using cotton wool – perhaps your kids could use it as a collage picture to make snowmen, clouds, steam or a polar bear. Let their imagination flow.

How to Make Cereal Jewelry?

This is a fun and simple activity! Just let the kids keep threading the cereal onto chenille stems until they get bored, and then they can eat them.

  • Age Guideline: 2 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 10 minutes (Does not include drying time)

Materials Needed:

  • Any Cereal with a Hole in the Center (Cheerios, Fruit Loops, etc.)
  • Chenille Stems

Instructions

Step 1: Set out a pile of chenille stems and bowls full of different cereals.

Step 2: Curl up one end of a chenille stem. Show the child how to thread the cereal onto chenille stem. Let them do it! Allow them to fill some or as many chenille stems as they want. To make a bracelet, follow this – once a chenille stem is full enough to fit around the child’s wrist, twist both ends together and then the child can slip it on his/her wrist. Two or more chenille stems can be attached to each other to form a necklace.

Step 3: The child can snack as they go and he/she can also bite the cereal off the jewelry and even refill it.

How to make lollipop stick animals?

Paint and decorate lolly sticks to make few cute animals. They can be played with puppets and make lovely bookmarks too. Here is the step-by-step instruction:

You will need:

  • wooden lollipop sticks (you can buy packs of these cheaply in craft stores)
  • paint
  • googly eyes
  • felt or fabric scraps

How to make lolly stick animals?

  1. Paint the lolly sticks.
  2. Add patterns (spots and stripes) with paint.
  3. Glue on googly eyes and cut out other details from felt or fabric scraps.
  4. Then glue on all the details. Why not make a whole collection of animal friends?

 

Alan