It is important to get creative with your kids. It is great for their imaginations and their sense of wonder. It is also good for their fine motor skill and it gives them a sense of accomplishment when they get to show off their finished pieces. But what happens when you are not the crafty-est mom on the block? Does that mean the kids are out of luck and there is no way that they can get crafty. Of course not. You just need to change the way you think of it.
Craft Supplies on Hand:
Always make sure you have craft supplies on hand. You will be surprised what kids will make with just paper, markers, scissors and glue. They just let their imaginations fly. Having easy access to crafting supplies makes all the difference. Even the dollar store has small trinkets and supplies you can pick up and throw in a bin for the kids.
Crafts that double as toys:
Crafts that also let the kids feel like they are playing is an easy way to let the kids get creative that requires almost no work for you. The toy comes with everything that they need and you get to just play along and have fun. A great example is the Lalaloopsy Jewelry Maker. It comes with everything the kids need to make their bracelets, hair ties, necklaces and more. It has the string and the beads.
Then it has some added fun. While the little Lalaloopsy characters can be used as beads as well, they can also be used as fun characters to ride around in the Ferris wheel.
This craft toy takes the frustration out of beading because it helps kids hold the string and it feeds the beads onto the string for them.
Craft kits are a fun way to get creative without the thought process. Sometimes it is much easier to get creative when someone has given you the idea and the supplies and the instructions. It makes it much easier to sit down and play. Be sure to keep the craft kit in the right age range. If the craft is too easy or too hard, it can cause frustration for the kids. And that means frustration for you.
Search the internet for easy craft ideas. Pinterest is a great place to find crafts that are age appropriate and easy to make. Does this mean that the crafts will come out looking Pinterest Perfect. Heck no. But you and the kids will have fun trying anyway.
Think outside the box:
Well, the crafting box anyway. Getting creative is also as easy as getting the kids involved in something that lets them be creative but doesn’t have to include crafting supplies. What about baking something? Kids love having special treats and what better way than to let them bake their own cakes and cookies. Most people get concerned about having their kids mess with the real oven when they are younger. So Lalaloopsy wanted to make sure that kids have their own way to make special treats.
Introducing the Lalaloopsy Baking Oven. It is a fun way for kids to get baking. It has everything that the kids need to get started. It is simple enough for even the youngest kids and does not hold the danger that an oven holds.
The Lalaloopsy Baking Oven even has a You Tube Kitchen channel to help kids get creative in their kitchens.
Getting crafty isn’t hard once you figure out the right way to go about it and take the challenge out of it. Be on the look out for an upcoming giveaway from Lalaloopsy to help you and your kids get crafting.