I have always been a fan of art projects with little ones! My favorite thing of all is giving a child a wide variety of things in front of them, a piece of paper and some glue (or tape) and letting them go ‘wild’ with their creativity. But, sometimes time just doesn’t allow that and quite frankly…you cannot make too many things by just letting them go with random objects. It is their own creation and still wonderful but sometimes, kits are the way to go!
They are fast and easy because they come with everything (or close to everything) you will need. These still allow your little one to be creative but there is more of a ‘final project’. Plus, things like this tend to last a bit longer then paper creations.
The above pictured wind chime kit we found at a book fair but they can be found in many places. Places like Hobby Lobby or Amazon.com are good places to look! There are so many options! Everything from wind chimes to finger puppets to create your own bags or purses and even make your own stuffed animals!!
When selecting a kit for your child(ren) be sure to evaluate the skill level needed to complete the project. The kits are typically labeled for age groups but, you can’t always go by that! The above kit says for children six and above. My daughter is three and was able to paint the pots no problem. I will need to assemble it but, she was able to do the painting all on her own (with supervision of course J ) If you think your child can do it then go with your instincts and get it! Don’t put it back simply because their age isn’t within the limits of the box. With the proper supervision any project can be done safely!
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!!
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