Easy Craft Ideas
Home is a nice, secure place to grow up in, but it always appears small, however big it is, when it is compared against an idea, however small.
In other words, provide them a portal to walk out of the boredom, in order to extend their mental and physical dexterity, while in pursuit of new ideas. Ever tried giving a bunch of kids a paper and a scissor each and asking them to cut some shapes. I bet my life that no two shapes were identical.
Each child has his own ideas about things like, adults do. Crafts give them a chance to express them. This creative activity gives them an opportunity to mesh arts and crafts together.
When we look at an object each one of us form a 3-D image of it in our brain. Try translating a 3-D view on a piece of drawing paper. You need an inner eye to do so. May be your child has it.
Choose a match box as the object to draw the 3-D view of. Wait for your child to finish it. Beware that the result may not come up to your expectation. Whatever the result treasure it.
The idea is to make it in three dimensions. It is not an easy task for a child to master it in a short spell of time. So, in the beginning be satisfied with whatever is created.
Even though, a 3-D view drawing or sand crafting in 3-D, is hard to accomplish for many children as well as adults, I have included it here. The purpose of this is to try to stimulate a few gray cell which is fulfilled as soon as the child starts the activity.
Sand craft activity could form an important part of the child's development. The quality of the finished product can be improved with practice.
This needs involvement of a conscious mind on the child' part and is a sure shot way of developing dexterous fingers and memory. Try making an origami crane for starters or you could choose to go for a paper boat or flower. If this puts you in a bit of a difficult position, refer to origami or origami instructions for kids.
Designs with Okra
What I did was easy and can be emulated very easily. I washed the drawing paper, marked with a grid drawn in pencil, with the faint shade of yellow and allowed it to dry. Then I took an okra and cut its head off. Dipping it in dark colors, I used to make prints on the drawing paper.
Of course, I didn't mark all the squares in the grid. When you are finished with the okra, you can experiment with a thick potato chip. Using a knife or a blade cut a figure of your liking on one end of it and use it to make marks on the drawing paper. You could use this in the form of a craft idea for toddlers for your child.
Think of it in terms of writing a story and a script till editing and the premier show. You can do it over a day, a week or during the whole of your summer holidays. Make a team, which may include your friends and/or your siblings and at first, start discussing a story.
Try to relate it with your locality, that way you will have ready-made locations and characters. If you dig in the local newspapers then you may find something to base your movie on. You can find songs, cartoons and scenes to include in the movie on the Internet. You will also need to download a software for editing your movie.
You cannot beat children when it comes to inquisitiveness. They are just hungry for knowledge. However, they can be easily turned off, well, who won't be, looking at the same nooks and crannies of the same house every day.
What is so interesting about it? Put these qualities to the better use, during the activity keep your advises to yourself, let the kid makes some mistakes, allow his imagination soar and come up with solutions to them.