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During this lockdown we are currently living thanks to the coronavirus, I have discovered yet another silver lining: entertaining the children is actually becoming quite fun for me too as they are now nearly 4 and 6. We can play a lot of different things together. My daughter had been always a “maker” and so her favourite activities definitely are crafting and creating. She can work on a little project for hours. I really enjoy making things with her (even though I’m not that crafty to be honest, but in the age of the internet it’s super easy to find craft ideas on Pinterest or on mummy blogs) and luckily my boy who’s 6 is joining in with us more and more.
Use what you have at home
We usually make sure that we use up household junk at the first place like toilet paper rolls and carton boxes. It’s a great way to give them a brief new life before recycling them. It also saves money, because I don’t have to buy so much craft supplies plus it’s encourages creative thinking.
Buy beautiful and clever printable graphics
For some of the designs – as they are getting more complex that the children are growing and they want creations look “real” it’s worth to. check out the Cricut Design Space tutorials over at Design Bundles – this is a very handy source. So as the guide to understand the Brother scan and cut. They also have lots of SVG file bundles – currently on sale so you can get them cheaper -(SVG means Scalable Vector Graphic, which means that the graphics can be scaled to various sizes without quality reduction you can download them and then use digital cutting machines to create stunning projects instantly) Lots of fun things can be created with these, here’s a few example:
Here are some super easy junk art we have created:
Koi fish craft
You need a toilet roll paper roll, tissue paper and either printed or sticker eyes. Pick 3 different shades of a colour or complementing colours of tissue paper to make the fish colourful. You can also attach these to a stick with a string and if you put them outside, they might “fly” in the wind, like a mini kite.
You will need a piece of circular carton, white paper and colouring pencils for this. Plus a coin, which goes in the middle and the disk will spin on this. Colour it rainbow colours in stripes or 2-3 colours in spirals.
Sounds like a big project – but it doesn’t have to be. I let the children to design it – and you can use super pretty printables too as mentioned above. All you need is a big carton box and some sticky tape – plus the decoration you choose.
You need a carton box, white paper and some pink paint for this, plus a plain hair band to attache the ears to. Great Easter home schooling made fun craft, or anytime for a child like mine who absolutely adores bunnies. This is my girl’s design: it was her idea to add some cotton buds. (We still had some at home as we don’r use them anymore.)
What do you think of these home schooling made fun ideas?