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Crafts for Preschoolers

Mamta Mule Oct 4, 2018
Kids are easy to mold and absorb whatever you teach them very quickly. Apart from making them read books and listening to music, making them practice crafts helps develop their hand at creativity. Here are a few crafts for preschoolers which are easy to understand and make.
Preschoolers need to be kept busy all the time and if not, rest assured that havoc is on its way. It is a very challenging to keep them busy so that they stay put in one place. This becomes a must, especially when you are busy planning for some function or are busy in your household work.
Craft activities are one way to keep them engaged and at the same time, improve their skills and let them have fun. It also helps them build a positive self-image, improves hand-eye coordination, encourages self-discipline, improves their imagination, and augments child development. Here are some ideas you can choose from, for starters.

Bookworm Bookmark

You will need:
  • Googly eyes
  • Medium pompom 
  • Foam glue
  • Craft foam in orange, red, green, blue, and yellow colors
  • Pipe cleaner (short) 
  • Two small pompoms
  • Scissors
  • Draw small circles of 1 inch diameter each on the foam. You will need to help your kid with this.
  • Ask them to cut the circles out. You must have ten circles ready.
  • Now, place one circle slightly overlapping the other and glue the overlapping part to join them.Continue doing this, to form a long line of circles.
  • Glue the medium pompom over the first circle. Take the pipe cleaners and cut two pieces of 1 inch each. This will make the antenna.
  • Stick these antennae behind the top circle. Stick one small pompom to the end of each antenna.
  • You can add googly eyes on top of the medium pompom. The bookworm bookmark is ready.

Sunflower Hands Craft

You will need:
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pencil
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Black and brown pipe cleaner
  • Glue 
  • Trace your kid's open hand on a yellow construction paper with a pencil. Trace it 10 times to get 10 cutouts. Cut the traced figure properly. Let your kid cut a few of them.
  • Place the the cutouts in a way that the pencil marks are invisible. Arrange them to form a circle, fingers pointing outwards and each hand slightly overlapping the next.
  • Put them together, so that they stay intact in a circle for the shape of a sunflower.
  • Staple a long brown pipe cleaner at the back of the flower to look like a stem.
  • Make a circle with a black pipe cleaner of 1½ inch diameter. Stick it in the center of the flower.
  • Stick the seeds in this circle. The paper craft of 'little hands sunflower' is ready.

Collage Art

This is a fun craft and your kids will like it the most. Though this is the most messy, it is equally exciting and fun-filled.
You will need:
  • Glue
  • Newspapers
  • Big piece of construction paper
  • Old comic books
  •  Magazines

Let your kids choose their favorite pictures from the magazines, newspapers, comic books.
  • Cut each picture down to size. Use pictures of cars, comic characters, nature, gadgets, etc., anything they like.
  • Before you start making the collage, lay down newspapers on the floor, because the glue might spread, spoiling the surface. Take the construction paper and arrange the pictures randomly over it.
  • Start gluing each picture cut-out and stick it on the construction paper.
  • Once you finish sticking all the pictures, the collage is ready to be placed in your kid's room. Encourage your child to fill up maximum area of the paper.
You can try out many variations of these activities using felt or construction paper in different colors. Ask them to draw and cut various shapes on these and stick them on the walls of their room. Crayons, beads, dried flowers, clay, etc. can also be used. You just need to teach them to look around and explore their creativity.