Crafting with Kids: Thinking Outside the Box

Meet Stephanie! She’s a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!!

I have to admit, a couple weeks ago we ran out of construction paper and all I could think was “we don’t have paper how am I supposed to do art projects?” I was struggling trying to figure out what we could do until our paper arrived.

My husband had ‘kindly’ pointed out that I hadn’t done art for quite a while [like I missed that fact :/ ] so my reply was ‘I’m waiting for the construction paper to come before we can do anything’. Without missing a beat my husband looks at me and says ‘Doing art doesn’t necessarily have to mean creating something out of paper’.

That got me thinking because IT IS SO TRUE!!! I’ve done stuff in the kitchen with my daughter and outside with her but it never crossed my mind when I didn’t have the typical resources accessible to me to do it again!

‘Art’ is such a loose term when it comes to doing things with kids. I personally believe that anything a child can do hands on and explore could be considered ‘art’. I know this thought has escaped me lately and I’m sure I am not the only one. Are you trapped in the box too??

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  1. Annette D says

    How true! My kids and I love making things. We have used all kinds things around the house and even things we find outside!

  2. Jennifer Hedden says

    I admit I do have trouble thinking outside the box, but I find that the internet helps me with that. It is fun to use different things around the house for arts and crafts with kids.

  3. Drew Cerullo says

    This is so true. I’m a speech pathology intern at an elementary school right now. Combining speech therapy with art is one of my favorite things to do, and it keeps kids motivated. In my opinion, you can even use dramatic/pretend play as a form of art with children. They love it. I play a game with groups kids where we would make lady bugs, then hide them and go on a lady bug hunt. It’s amazing how much they love that game.

  4. Cathy Zera says

    Terrific ideas! I always tend to feel bored with my kids because I can never think of anything to do with them. Now I have a few ideas 🙂

  5. Stephanie Guenther says

    What great ideas! I would love to be able to do more crafty things with my kids but I feel so uncreative. Yes I feel trapped inside the box.

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