4 Kids’ Craft Ideas for a Rainy Weekend

The early years are some of our most creative, so it’s no surprise that many children enjoy taking part in arts and crafts. At the weekend, or during school break, creative activities can be some of the best for your little ones to take part in at home, both to ward off boredom and give them something to do to exercise their brain and flex their creative juices outside of the classroom. There are many different crafting activities that your child can do or learn how to do, several of which are excellent for aiding the development of motor skills, attention to detail, and more. I’ve listed some of the best crafting activities for your child to try at home. 

#1. Greeting Card Making:

A greetings card is the perfect way to say, ‘happy birthday’, ‘thank you’, ‘congratulations’, and much more! Whether your child wants to make a greetings card for you, a friend, a teacher, or somebody else that they interact with in their daily lives, this can be the perfect way to pass the time indoors at the weekend. Rather than going out and buying a card from the store, your child can create a unique, priceless gift using a free card maker tool and their imagination. 

#2. Drawing Pictures:

Children love to draw, and the artwork that they portray can be a wonderful way of getting an insight into their psyche. Whether your child enjoys creating real-life scenes of family outings or themselves with their friends from school, magical scenes with mythical creatures or characters from their favorite TV show, it’s a great way to keep them entertained for hours on end and who knows – they could even end up being a renowned artist in the future! Drawing is one of the simplest crafting activities for your child to do; all they’ll need is some paper and colored pencils, crayons, felt tips or paint. 

#3. Soap Making:

Soap making can be a little complicated, so it’s best to only let your child do this if you can be sure you’ll be there to provide supervision and guidance. To make soap, you will need pure glycerin soap, various colors of soap dyes, and plastic soap molds, which you can find in a great assortment of kid-friendly shapes and sizes. Your child can even make fun soap bars by adding body glitter or even a small toy that’s placed inside the soap whilst it hardens. 

#4. Sewing and Textiles:

When it comes to textiles, there are plenty of child-friendly kits out there, from sewing to knitting to cross-stitch pictures. Needlework is a great way to help your little one develop his or her motor skills and coordination, and with plastic kid’s safety needles available for them to use, there’s no need to worry about them accidentally hurting themselves. Knitting a simple scarf is a great activity for kids, especially if they get to wear it later! Or, they can sew patches and embellishments onto old clothes to recycle them. 

Which crafting activities do you recommend for kids? I'd love to hear from you in the comments.

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