Interesting and Engrossing Crafts for Kids to Do at Home

Crafts for Kids to do at Home
The article deals with some crafts for kids to do at home. Procedures of some of the simple crafts are presented in an easy-to-understand manner.
There are many fun and easy crafts for kids which they can make at home. Craft making is a nice activity for leisure time. Children learn to perform multiple tasks including painting, cutting, gluing, etc. while making different craft items. Most of the crafts are made with paper and other easy to use items. The art of Origami provides with many options for kids to create various objects, animals, flowers, etc. When it comes to the use of glues and especially sharp objects like scissors, parents need to keep an eye on the kids' craft activity; there is possibility of getting injured while using such tools. As far as possible, materials that are easily available at home should be used. It not only reduces the cost, but also puts the items to some good use.

Easy Crafts to Do at Home

The crafts which can be made at home require simple items. The procedure for making these craft items too is not complicated. Let us have a look at some of the easy crafts for kids through following paragraphs.

Pencil Topper: The pencil toppers is one of the can be made in different shapes; butterfly shape is on of the pretty-looking and easy-to-make shape. To make this simple crafts item, one would require craft foam (choose the color of your choice), pipe cleaners, decorative items (buttons, sequins, etc.), scissors, pencil and glue. A plane paper should first be used to create butterfly. The butterfly shape can be created by folding the paper in half and then drawing a heart shape (upper half) that resembles wings of butterflies. The paper should be properly cut in order to create a butterfly shape with four wings. This paper can be used as a template to trace out butterfly shape over craft foam. Once the butterfly shape is traced on the craft foam, a slit should be made at the center for a pencil to fit. Black colored pipe cleaners should be used to make antennas.

Paper Flowers: The paper flowers can be made with dryer sheets; it is one of the easy crafts to do at home. The items required for this craft other than paper are acrylic paint, a vase, pipe cleaners, etc. The paper used to make this craft should be folded in the accordion pattern. This creates stripes with a width of ½ or 1 inch. The paper stripes should be folded and pipe cleaners fitted as stems. Once the stem is attached, paper should be unfolded to reveal the flower pattern. It can be decorated by spraying colors. Decorative items can also be added to give an attractive look to such fun crafts to do at home. A nice bouquet can be made with these flowers.

Stone Painting: The use of painted stone can be made as jewelry, fridge magnets, etc. Many different shapes and patterns can be used for decoration of these stones. Materials required for this craft activity include polished stones, paint markers, glitter glue, strong craft glue and decorative items. The stones to be used for painting should be washed thoroughly. After complete drying, the stones need to be painted with the base color of your choice. Color to be chosen for painting depends on the purpose of decoration. One should use pink color in case of stones painted for Valentine. Base paint should be allowed to dry; it should be followed by the activity of gluing decorative items to stones.

The easy crafts for kids to do at home mentioned above, provide with instructions regarding the procedure. One would get an idea as to how should one go about craft making activity. Use of materials available at home should make the task easier.