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Is there any greater feeling than creating something by yourself?
When someone visits your property and expresses that they like the decoration you have hanging in the living room, and you tell them that you created it, the amazement on their face makes it all worth it.
In this blog post, we are going to take a look at crafting, with some tips and suggestions on doing crafts, both alone and with your children. So, let’s take a look…
Baby Arts and Crafts
From a young age, it is important to engage children in activities that are fun and will help their development. And, when we say young, we mean babies! Baby arts and crafts come highly recommended, and you can easily find supplies from an online craft store.
This refers to fun activities using paints, card, and other colorful yet safe products. There is no minimum age when it comes to expressing yourself, and so there is no need to wait until children are older to let them enjoy arts and crafts.
You may think that there is no point in baby arts and crafts. After all, what projects could they do? Well, there are plenty of options, and there is baby safe craft paint available on the market, as well as other art supplies for babies, putting your mind at ease.
Footprint art is an easy and fun arts and crafts project for babies to enjoy. You can paint their feet in different patterns, and they can then stamp across a big sheet of card. The look on their faces when they see what their feet have created is magical in itself. Of course, the same sort of thing can be done with hands.
You can also let children run wild with edible paints, enabling them to create their own masterpiece without having to worry if they try and eat the paint.
After all, babies do like to eat everything in sight. Paper plate painting is another suggestion, as is cotton ball stamping, where babies dip cotton balls into paint and then stamp the paint onto a piece of card.
Buying baby art supplies
Of course, you do need to be extra careful when buying baby art supplies.
This is why it is important to purchase from a retailer you can trust, and one that specializes in products for children, as opposed to a general store. Ensuring the supplies are age appropriate is always the main concern.
Products should come with information that states the age range they are suitable for. Think about the activities the children are going to enjoy before purchasing art supplies, and ensure you invest in the necessary storage and cleaning items; for instance, drying racks are a must for any work involving paint.
One to Save for Christmas – Wreath Ideas For Children
There is no more exciting time of the year for children than Christmas and people of all ages delight in their anticipation of the big day.
One way to keep your child occupied in the run-up to Christmas Day is by allowing them to help decorate the family home. These Xmas wreath ideas are guaranteed to stave off boredom.
Before beginning the process of putting up the Christmas decorations, give children the option to become involved in choosing an Xmas wreath and other ornaments for the home and the tree. They are sure to feel important and engaged with the process if you do this.
Allow them a say in how key areas of the home will be decorated – either by putting up decorations in their own rooms or by helping with hanging the baubles on the Christmas tree, for instance.
Why not consider buying two or more Xmas wreaths? Once you have purchased them, you could encourage your children to get out the glue, glitter and fake snow and let them customize each wreath to their hearts’ content.
They are sure to have fun, especially if you promise a small prize for the best artistic effort overall. Alternatively, if the weather is fine, you could also take your kids out for a short walk to the local park and see if they can collect additional specimens from nature to make a wreath of their very own for their bedroom doors.
Ideas like this are sure to help pass the time and make Christmas even more fun than it promises to be already!
Craft Ideas for Adults
Crafts with our children are fun, but you might want to do something a bit more advanced.
After all, when it comes to doing crafts with our kids, you will spend half of the time cleaning up rather than doing anything! So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some suggestions for adults:
Make your own bath bombs – Not only is this a lot of fun, but you will have the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a relaxing bath afterward.
Recycled denim placements – If you have old jeans that you don’t wear, you can cut them up and turn them into a patchwork placemat.
Create your own table centerpiece – If you take a look online, you will see that there are so many amazing table centerpieces you can create yourself.
Retro wallpaper window – This is such a fun and vintage craft idea. If you have an old window, you can replace the panes with an assortment of vintage and retro wallpapers. It is an easy yet unique piece of DIY wall decor.