Some great Crafts and Educational Toys ideas you can try
Does your child love to draw and make things?
With these Crafts and educational toys ideas, you and your child work together making crafts and spending quality time together.
Art and Crafts
Most children love to draw and make things, but there are some children you can see since they are small that they have a bigger talent for arts.
Start your child off with crafts which are simple, challenging and fun. These crafts inspire them to learn new skills.
They will learn coordination, how to be creative, counting and reading too.
The amount of skills they learn depends on what they are making.
Not only is craft time great time to spend quality time with your kids, crafting can become a way of having fun at any age, but the best time is around 5 years old.
Start small, after they mastered one skill, move over to the next.
Here are just a few craft and educational toys ideas you can try out.
You can also find beginner’s kits at most craft stores with all the supplies to make your project. But if you don’t have time to go to the store, why not take a look at Craftsy and shop online? And why not buy double, then you both can learn something new together.
Your child will learn how to count stitches and reading instructions with illustrated pictures that makes it easier to follow.
If you do go to Craftsy, you can check out the online weaving courses to start learning today.
Ever considered making your own Tick-Tack-Toe game so they also learn to recognize Xs and Os?
After they made the Tick-Tack-Toe game themselves, they can learn that losing is not always bad either.
How to make your own Tick-Tack-Toe game:
What you will need:
Felt – 3 different colors.
Cardboard or carton
- Preferably one of the colors of felt should be white which you can use for your game board.
- Stick the white felt onto cardboard or carton.
- Draw your square boxes.
- Make your Tick-Tack-Toe shapes to fit inside your squares from the other two colors of felt.
- Use one color for Circles and the other one for Crosses.
- You can draw them first with a pencil to make sure you make them all the same and big enough (or small enough) to fit into the boxes.
- Remember to make them nice and fat and no need to make to Os a hole in the centre, except if you really want to.
Play over and over again.
3) Make a plate
Have you ever considered doing the following for a special unique gift?
Let your child draw a special picture for grandma or grandpa.
Go to your nearest printing shop that does plate, mug and T-shirt printing.
Take the picture with and have them sublimate the picture onto a plate (or how about a set of plates).
Or you can search for a company that does it online in your area, upload the picture to their site or email and they send you your order.
Imagine how much your child will enjoy visiting grandma and eating out of a plate he/she created.
4) Make potholders
Teach your children to make potholders.
Let them be creative by mixing their own colors together and see how their creativity blooms.
Making potholders is also great for coordination.
And best of all, they’ll love seeing mom use their creations at dinner time.
5) Telling time
Teaching your child to tell time can be a fun project for them to make and learn.
What you will need:
Pictures of animals
A cheap wall clock
- Buy a cheap clock and take off the top.
- Remove the hands to you can get the plain backing off.
- Let your child cut out 12 pictures of different animals.
- Let them glue the animals next to the numbers.
This fun project helps to teach your child to remember where the numbers are as well as how to use scissors and glue.
When the project is done, hang the clock up in their room and teach them to tell the time on their own personal creation.
You and your child will love this idea to make suncatchers. Not only is it cheap, but easy and can be cute to make too.
What you will need:
Different foam shapes
(actually, anything you want to use to decorate)
2 old CDs
String or yarn
- Glue the 2 old CD’s together (shiny sides outside) with a piece of yarn or string in the middle that is long enough to hang up where you want to.
- Use the foam shapes and glue them on the one sides.
- Let your child be creative and make whatever they would like.
- Hang them up at te window.
- You can even make a few if you have that many old CD’s to spare and bind them together at different heights.
- Remember they should not cover the entire CD, otherwise there will be no “suncatching”
This teaches your child to be creative and make decisions as well as plan ahead.
They also learn to see what colors go together and which might not work at all.
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