How’s everyone doing? Everything seems to have changed so quickly and so suddenly. We are all adjusting in different ways to being at home. For some of us, the transition is easier than for others. I think our kids are being affected as well. The hard part is that they can’t always articulate to us what exactly they are feeling. They miss their friends, their teachers, and their routine. Parents are trying to get the hang of balancing being at home, working, and being homeschool teachers. Teachers are learning how to use online learning resources. Many are doing this while also teaching their own children.
Though these are stressful and uncertain times, we can try to relieve some of the stress creatively. Personally, I love to step away from things and work on a sewing or embroidery project. Sometimes I like to design a new cut file. My own kids love using their creativity as a stress reliever, too. They like to build things with boxes. My 10-year-old loves to draw and to create projects inside of Cricut Design Space. My middle child will often pick up a book and then use her dolls to act out the story. My 6-year-old son loves to build with blocks and loves to pretend that he is “Super Mario.” Whatever it may be, creativity comes in various forms. Letting that creativity flow can be a great way to re-collect our thoughts, refresh us for the next task, and to motivate our children.
Here I have collected different kids crafts and creative projects from around the internet and from Pinterest. I hope some of these help brighten the day for you and your precious little ones.
Now, go do something FUN!
Older kids love making things with paper. Believe me. I’ve seen plenty of paper footballs, paper airplanes, paper fans, and who know what else being passed around the classroom. Here’s a fun site with lots of easy origami crafts.
How about a lava lamp, a tape canvas, or some monster gloves? This site offers 29 fun crafts to do with kids.
Vanessa over at Tried and True Blog has great ideas for crafting with kids. From rockets to journals to finger puppets, there’s enough to fill a few weeks with amazing craft ideas to make with your kids.