One of the best ways to entertain your kids is to give them the freedom and tools to entertain themselves. I am always amazed when I find Harry and Liam deeply involved in a game that they made up themselves using the items and tools that they find in their craft cart. Does it make a mess? Yup! But, it is worth it to allow them the freedom to create.
Here is a craft that Harry came up with for Liam. They did it back in November of 2014 when was too pregnant and sick to create a project for them. It is still hanging on the end of Liam’s bed!
You don’t need a lot of space to set up a crafting area for your kids. We keep most of our crafting supplies in a cart in our sun-room where they can be readily available to them. They have a little table out there as well, but that is a bonus. In fact, most of the time they just bring the cart drawers into the kitchen and work on the table there. Sometimes they work on complicated crafts and other times they do quick things like making signs up for their games, or random cards for their friends.
- Skinny markers
- Fat markers
- Sponge painters
- Tape, stencils, hole punches, rulers and other tools
- Harry’s projects
- Liam’s projects
- Craft sticks, foam stickers, paper plates, pipe cleaners, google eyes, gems and other embellishments
- Coloring and activity books
Along with these items, I collect items from our recycling bin to stick in the embellishments drawer for their masterpieces.
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What do your kids love to create with?
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