Happy Friday!I am prepping for the weekend and as always, I have something on my mind. What fun things can I do with the kids?
Because I spend a huge portion of my week commuting and at work, I try to make the most of my time with the kids when I am home. With Oaken going to kindergarten sooner than later, I am really trying to focus on the skills that kindergartners are supposed to have too, such as using glue and scissors.
Because of our bad history with scissors, (read here to learn more about our 3 year old daughter’s skullet hair cut), we have not spent much time with the kids with the use scissors. So, this weekend I do intend to spend some one-on-one craft time, with scissors, and my pre-kindergartner. Here are a few kid-friendly crafts that I have found recently that I plan to try out with my son this weekend.
Though this site is not in English, this project is still a wonderful idea. It’s not geared towards the use of scissors, but I do think this would be great to try with the kids. I was thinking of drawing a shape on paper and giving the kids some watered down food coloring and q-tips to create their design. Hopefully a lesson in trying to stay within the lines will be helpful!
Shredded Paper Snowman
Via Baby Center.
This project site calls for using paper straight from the paper shredder, but I think this provides a good opportunity to get some use out of those scissors. With a little help from mom (or dad) you could have some pretty cute snowman art on your hands. We have also been reading a snowman book before bed this week, so this is perfect for our family right now!
Children’s Art Mobile
Once you have had your kids create some beautiful art, why not put it on display in the form of a mobile? This is such a wonderful and unique idea! Even our little ones can take part in this particular activity. Maybe we could create some additional Q-Tip art and make this mobile too! Some assembly required by mom on this one. But if you have kids outside of the preschool age, I’m sure this is something that they could create on their own.
Paper Heart Garland
Via Martha Stuart.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this is another great craft to get the kids involved in. This will be one that kids with a little more scissor and glue control should probably tackle. However, since this holiday is only a few weeks away, I had to throw it into the mix! Who doesn’t want to add a bit of festive Valentine’s garland to their fireplace mantel decorations?
We’ll post pictures after the weekend to show you how our projects turn out. I hope if you do any artsy or craftsy projects over the weekend that you are inspired by one of these.
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!
If you have any other kid-friendly craft projects, please feel free to share!