Got a weekend coming up and are not sure what to do? Maybe the school holidays are looming and you are dreading trying to come up with ways to keep the kids entertained that does not involve handing over your iPad for 7 hours?
Crafts are a great way to spend quality time with your children and other family members – everyone can have fun and create something in their own way, and it does not have to be expensive either!
The kitchen is usually the safest place to get messy, with a much easier clean up, so this piece is going to focus on some of the fun crafts you can do in your kitchen together.
Let’s get crafting!
Paper Plate Crafts
There is something very wholesome about paper plate crafts that can be enjoyed by anyone. Not only are they a blank canvas, so you can do whatever you want on them, they are also easy to cut, glue, and stick things on which means hours of fun and probably some very unique creations. To add an extra touch of creativity to your paper plate crafts, A Maker’s Studio offers a variety of tools and resources to help you bring your artistic vision to life. With these stencils, you can easily incorporate letters, words, and personalized messages into your creations, making them even more special and meaningful. With these stencils, you can easily incorporate letters, words, and personalized messages into your creations, making them even more special and meaningful.
Get some inspiration from online, print out pictures of your children’s favorite characters, brave some glitter glue, and even find your local scrap or thrift store for some odd craft bits and bobs.
You will be hard pressed to find children who will not want to eat some cookies – especially if they are fresh out of the oven! Making cookies is a great choice for beginners, as they only require a few ingredients, and the general method is to mix it all together and then shape.
However, you can get super crafty by decorating your cookies however you want. There are plenty of different toppings you can use now to create a work of art, and if you really want to treat your kids, you can also have custom stencils made from Confectioncouturestencils.com. Bonus points if you allow your kids to design their own stencils for when they make their cookies.
Playdough is one of those things that you can play with for hours. Kids with wild imaginations love to bring their thoughts to life, and playdough can act as a very versatile medium for this.
It is easy to make, and you only need a couple of things from your pantry that you will most likely already have lying around. This is an extremely inexpensive way of creating moldable dough and coloring them with food coloring will top it off!
Just remember, playdough can and will get into everything if you let it, which is why the kitchen table is recommended. Lay down plastic mats if you have carpet, and try to keep the play area contained.
Marbling (Kid’s Version)
Want to make your own fancy paper and have fun while doing it? Marbling could be the craft for you all. Simply get yourself a tray, some paper, some marbles and some paint, paint the marbles and see what designs you can create while rolling the marbles around on the paper in the tray!
Wait for the paper to dry, and then you can use it!