- 1. Paper Crafts
Making paper crafts is easy, cheap, and the art and craft materials (i.e. stacks of paper in various sizes) that are used for this hobby can be bought in bulk to allow for plenty of experimenting without worry. There are lots of guides and videos that will teach you how to make basic origami shapes, and the kids will love doing this after school when they’re done with their homework. Plus, it doesn’t take much preparation or planning to sit down and start folding paper, so it’s something that can be done spontaneously in a few minutes’ time.
- 2. Wood Crafts
Wood crafts are also great projects to do with the kids because you can use so many different kinds of wood and incorporate all kinds of designs. You can even save ice cream sticks, toothpicks, and tablecloth clips to use as materials in your next wood craft project. Assorted wooden blocks are also items that are typically found in a toy box, so you may already have most of the materials you need to get started.
- 3. Clothing Customisation
If your kids have some old clothes that need some aesthetic rejuvenation, why not turn them into an art project by adding some new designs? You can use a t-shirt press to press new designs onto blank shirts, or use markers, glitter, patches, and other small components to add extra visual appeal to an otherwise boring piece of clothing. You can also take things a step further with sewing, knitting, and crocheting to teach the kids about hobbies that many young people aren’t familiar with.
- 4. STEM Crafts
Completing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) craft projects can be a great way to educate your kids in a memorable and fun fashion. Plus, you can find plenty of suggestions to start with online, and most of them are simple enough to do in less than an hour with a small amount of materials and effort.
Making It a Routine Thing
In closing, although arts and crafts are often a rare and occasional activity in many homes, you can get some great enjoyment and quality time with your kids by making it something that’s done at least a week. Set aside a special craft day or try to at least do one project on the weekend to keep your kids interested and engaged.
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