Welcome to creative kids. Mum is rubbish at crafts, but she likes to find other ways to encourage creativity, using imagination and having fun making things… No glitter allowed! 😉
I have two children who like to make things. Sometimes it’s easy for me to facilitate that and even join in with what they are doing, and sometimes crafting is beyond me. I like to have things up my sleeve (or hiding in the craft box) to produce for rainy days, or when the cries of “I am bored” start surfacing, or when I want the kids to not be using technology and to be creative instead.
Last week, Big Girl was not that well, and had a few days off from school with a nasty chest infection. She was well enough to potter about the house, or sit on the sofa, and watch tv but not run around in the cold. She got a bit bored one afternoon, and I had to do some work and was wracking my brains to think of something she could do, whilst resting. I remembered we had been given a box of beads, and bracelet making materials, so I pulled those out, set her up with a tray, on the sofa under her blankets and she spent hours making bracelets and creating things with the beads. Result: happy, occupied child, and Mummy able to do some work, whilst keeping half an eye on her.
Beadwork is such a simple, easy craft that a child who is dexterous with their fingers can enjoy. She was happy to string and re string and create until she was satisfied with the results and she made bracelets and necklaces for me, and some of her friends. The set we have ccomes with all sorts of lovely wooden beads, and letter beads as well as colourful thread to string them on, and can be used and reused. It’s a rather clever, but simple craft idea. I have been patting myself on the back ever since for remembering we had it.
We love our bead set so much, we have decided that our March Creative Kids giveway is a set of beads, to share our new found love of all things beady and fun.
We have a Melissa & Doug wooden bead bracelet/necklace making set to giveway….
Lots of coloured, wooden beads, with letters to add your name, and colourful string for bracelets and necklaces in a sturdy wooden storage box.
You can enter by leaving a comment telling me what you do when you need to find an easy, not too messy activity for a creative kid, on a rainy or sick day, the clicking on the link to Rafflecopter.
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Giveaway starts on 25th Febuary 2015 and ends on 31st March
Entrants must complete the requirements set in Rafflecopter
Item is not transferable and no cash or alternative is offered.
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So that’s our Creative Kids this week. What have you been creating?
Collages, making pretty boxes and making puppets!
Peg dolls & painting are top of our list!
Just popping over from #minicreationsvto say hi! We love crafting sessions but ours are usually messy! A non-messy, safe idea would be sticker art for toodlers (like me!)
We bake cupcakes and pies in the morning and painting – usually feet and hands in the afternoon – the messier the better on a rainy day
we have a box of arts and crafts and we do card making x
We have an arts and crafts box and my little boy enjoys creating pictures from bits found around the house and glitter paint. We also do lots of home made play dough and baking! x
my daughter likes making her own cards
We usually decorate cookies or make junk models!
Baking always goes down a treat in our house
Potato painting, card making and baking
Jewellery making, painting, colouring in, junk modelling etc!
my kids love play doh
Painting is our favourite
Sticker books, my son always loves these and other activity books
hama beads are always a big hit
Painting is always popular.
Junk modelling, baking and jewellry making are popular in our house 🙂
Baking, play-doh and crafts
We enjoying baking or drawing. I always have lots of ideas up my sleeve!
We make models of fairy castles
Any sort of crafting with glitter
We love painting, sticking pompoms and leaves to paper
kids love motion sand atm
Baking or painting!
Cutting and Sticking 🙂
Drawing or making models with old boxes etc
Baking is a big hit in our house, as well as cutting, sticking, drawing, painting, anything really 🙂
loom bands 🙂
When they get very fed up they check who’s birthday is coming up and they make cards
Painting is also good
Play Doh Or Wooden Train Set 🙂
sticking, glueing,making collages, painting, paper mache.
Colouring, baking and Lego.
Mine love painting and drawing
cookie decorating and anything that involves lots of glitter
My daughter likes to create her own books and paint.
clay, kids lovw squelshing their hands in it and love keeping what they make
Making a scrapbook
they love all sorts, stickers, beads, painting. but colouring books are out nearly everyday in our house
Grace says – I love beads and I got a little bit jealous of all these AWESOME beads. Fab! Thanks for linking to #minicreations
We tend to go through the recycling and then make things from old toilet tubes, cereal boxes and egg cartons.
Painting, glueing and baking
We have a container full of empty boxes, lids and odds and ends. When it’s wet we like to make super size models.
Colouring Books and Painting
Just giving them a large sheet of A3 paper and some crayons and letting them go!
Paper plates and toilet roll tubes create fun crafts in this house 😀
lots of painting
as long as you’ve got paper, glue, scissors, glitter, toilet roll holders, cereal boxes, crayons ect their imaginations will run riot and they’ll be kepy entertained for ages.
Painting and drawing
Lego, drawing and making cakes
We get the colouring books and crayons out
My eldest is still in the grip of the ‘loom band’ craze, but also loves making pictures and origami animals.
Making cards & baking cakes x
Just having a big bucket of all bits and bobs from cardboard boxes and egg cartons to pipcleaners and just letting the children create anything they want using their imaginations.
We make cards or jewellery
painting and colouring
we receive the toucan boxes which my girls do when they cant play outside x
we make decorate storage jars 🙂
Painting, making cakes or flapjacks and colouring always keep mine busy.
Some baking, painting and play-do
we paint boiled eggs
Art and craft – the best way to spend time together and pass the hours away
Potato stamps and finger painting!
Anything that they can use their imaginations on, den building, gloop play, mod podge crafts
Cake and biscuit decorating is always a winner
It really does depend, we love baking, papier mache, glitter fun, large scale building with boxes and making out own theatre.
we love to do pretty much any kind of arts and crafts but the kids favourite things to make are cards 🙂 xx
Crafting is a challenge for me either, fortunately my daughter loves creating things, using her imagination. I always encourage her and try to help her.