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3 Easy Craft Ideas for Children to Develop Their Creative Skills

Uttara Manohar Sep 29, 2018
Crafts are a great pastime for kids to indulge in, being an extremely experimental and creative outlet for their minds and developing skills. Learn more about some easy craft ideas for children that you can incorporate into playtime.
Arts and craft ideas for children are not just a great way to unleash your child's creativity, but can also be a great way for you to bond with the child, as you make some interesting craft items.

Dried Leaf Greeting Cards

  • Paper
  • Colors
  • Dried leaves
  • Children's scissors
  • Glue
  • Decorative beads
  • Glitter
  • First of all provide the children with blank papers and children's scissors.
  • Ask them to cut the paper to make a greeting card of any shape of their choice.
  • Mind you, if your kids are not old enough to handle the scissors, make sure you cut out the paper and hand it to them.
  • Provide ideas for the shape of the card like square, circle, and so on.
  • Once the blank card is ready, ask the children to stick the leaves on the cards to create interesting figures and themes.
  • Now, allow them to enhance these card with the colors in their own way.
  • Tell them to use the glue to stick the beads and glitter, wherever desired.
  • Ask the kids to write messages inside the cards for the final touch.

Macaroni Jewelry

  • Tube macaroni
  • Synthetic thread
  • Color markers
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • First of all, use the markers to make designs or scribble on the macaroni.
  • Now, with the help of some glue, add glitter to the macaroni pieces.
  • Now cut out the thread, according to the jewelry that you want to make.
  • If you want to make a necklace, measure the thread, and cut a piece that will be perfect for your neck.
  • Similarly, you can also measure the thread by putting it around your wrist and ankle, to create bracelets and anklets.
  • Now, just weave the macaroni beads one by one into the thread.
  • Tie the loose ends to create your very own macaroni jewelry.

Colorful Collage

  • Magazine / Newspaper cutouts
  • Blank chart paper
  • Colors
  • Sketch pens
  • To begin with, you need to select a theme for the collage.
  • Once you have finalized your theme, you need to browse through magazines and newspapers for pictures that are related to your theme.
  • Cut out the pictures that you like.
  • Place the cut outs on the chart paper, and decide how you want to position the pictures.
  • Once you have figured out where you want to place your pictures, use the glue and stick the pictures.
  • Remember that you can place the pictures in absolutely any way you want.
  • For the finishing touches, you can add some colors, glitter, and text messages to make the collage more lively.