Art provides pleasure and a learning experience for your children and for you. The major advantage of being involved in craft-making with your kids is, other than the obvious truth that everyone is having fun, your kids and you’re learning. You will learn how to use your imagination, consider issues, make best use of the things you’ve got available and improvise.
It is a wonderful way of bonding with your kids. While they are focusing on the creative process, they are likely to be a lot more chatty. They’ll share things with you which you’d not learn from just watching TV together.
Getting your children started
Try to begin with an idea about what they can do. A child’s creativity is tough to get going, but once it kicks in then they’ll take over. A simple kit they can create something out of is much better to begin with than just random products.
Instead, if you do not have a kit, give them an idea about what they could create, for instance a pirate ship or a fairy wonderland. Once they have the idea they’ll create for hours. Take a look at our other articles for more ideas about this.
Don’t forget that after they’ve created something, constantly praise them and make a fuss of them. If they believe you like what they’ve created then they’ll create more.
Crafts are among the best ways to keep your kids entertained. But rather than leave them to it, why don’t you get involved with them.Read More