Kids’ Crafts: A Restaurant at Home

The ability of children to imagine and make-believe is astonishing. Offer them the grain of sand of an idea and it will turn into a pearl of a play opportunity. An ideal role-play activity is an imaginary restaurant at home. This teaches children how to interact socially, resolve problems and …

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Butterfly Crafts for Children

What could be more inspiring for young artists than butterflies? Nature at its best, butterflies provide unlimited arts and crafts opportunities to experiment with colours, patterns and designs. Paint, paper, modelling and colouring are all skills that children can try out when they are recreating these beautiful creatures. Coffee Filter …

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How to Make Simple Mosaics

The art of mosaics may be centuries old but it’s still a craft for today and ideal for children. Incredibly versatile and striking, mosaics are all about using tiny pieces of coloured materials to create a larger overall image, picture or pattern. For the young artist, mosaics offer them ‘time …

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The Psychology of Arts and Crafts for Children

Arts and crafts activities for children are important elements of play. It’s vital to remember that play isn’t just a way of passing the time but a crucial part of a child’s educational development. There are so many positive benefits for children if they are encouraged to enjoy the wide …

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Quiz: Which Craft is Right for Your Child?

Different crafts suit different children and it’s all a question of personality. So where do you start? Which areas of arts and crafts will suit your child most? Take this simple quiz and see if you can spot the projects which might appeal to your child. On a rainy day, …

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Arts and Crafts for Children With Special Needs

Most art and craft projects are easily adapted to suit children with special needs. Requirements will cover an entire spectrum of supervision levels, ages and abilities. General Principles It’s important to find the right balance between offering your child assistance and allowing them freedom and independence. Their sense of achievement …

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Keeping Clean and Removing Stains

Arts and crafts for kids should be a fun activity but it can also be very messy. Remove the stress by taking simple steps to prevent accidental spillages. If they occur, have a simple stain removal kit close at hand. First of all though, accept that there is always going …

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Junk Modelling for Pre Schoolers

The green revolution means that every household is now used to sorting and separating their rubbish every day. This routine has helped to promote an even better use for empty packaging, the purest form of recycling, junk modelling. This timely craft is a real favourite for pre-schoolers and with good …

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How to Make Hanging Mobiles With Kids

Kinetic mobiles are an art form pioneered in the early twentieth century by a talented sculptor called Alexander Calder. Kinetic mobiles were used to describe hanging sculptures or moving art. This was later adopted and popularised by kids crafts. They are fascinating for children to make and look at, often …

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Cutting Crafts for Kids

Cutting is a basic skill used in nearly all crafts for kids. It’s easy to forget that it’s a good craft in its own right. The First Cuts Very young children are challenged by using scissors and it takes lots of practise to become adept at controlling them. It’s best …

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