February 22, 2012

Crafting with Kids: I’m Bored

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’m Bored!!!” Is the last thing you want to hear out of your child’s mouth right?? Thankfully, I have yet to hear that considering my daughter is only 2 ½ but, I know my time is coming. My many years in daycare have taught me quite a few things. One of which is a ‘quick fix’ for the “I’m bored” comment!

Since winter has finally hit Wisconsin (a couple months late), I’ve found we are stuck inside way more often than I would like! My daughter, like I said earlier has yet to learn how to articulate that she is ‘bored’ but, I can still tell when that feeling strikes her. What do I do when this hits? I pull out an art project. Something as simple as markers, coffee filters and water will be just enough to turn your child’s boredom into creativity.

This simple project took just 30 minutes and was just enough to redirect my daughters thought process so she could then entertain herself or find a game for us to play together. When your little one gets ‘bored’ it’s almost as if their thought process shuts off on them and they really do not know what to do. So doing something as easy as this project will help redirect their thought process and allow them to be able to ‘function’ again.

Check out all of Crafting with Kids article here!

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