Children are brilliant and creative little beings that naturally gravitate toward arts and crafts. Their talents and interests are something to celebrate and provide an excellent opportunity to better get to know your kids. However, if they love arts and crafts, but you can’t remember the last time you held Elmer’s glue in your hand, don’t worry. Keep reading for some easy and fun crafting ideas you can do with your kids to create memories you both won’t forget.
Creating a fairy garden is a great option if your kid adores all things nature, from flowers to butterflies and bugs. You can spend hours outside with your little ones, making a tiny garden for the fairies to enjoy. This craft also allows you the time to bond with your child and delve into the fantastical worlds they create.
Head into the backyard with your kids and try to find a little nook that would be just perfect for a fairy garden, like a flowerpot. Then go to your local craft store and purchase miniature knickknacks, furniture, and anything you think a fairy might need.
Foam pool noodles are quite versatile and make for an easy craft that doubles as a decorative wreath you can hang on your door. There are many types of wreaths you can make with pool noodles. You can go with a Fourth of July theme or create a personalized wreath your kids can hang on their door.
To achieve the basic wreath, all you need is to tape the two ends of a foam pool noodle together. Once you decide on a wreath idea, you and the kids can get to decorating to your hearts’ content.
A fun and easy craft you can do with your kids is painting or coloring stones. You can add the stones to the fairy garden, keep them as a paper holder, or decorate your walkway with them. The sky is the limit as to how you will decorate your stones, so don’t overthink it. Just have fun and try to get creative!
Go on a nature walk with your kids and look out for smooth stones that are about the size of your palm. Those stones are the perfect size and smoothness for painting. Once you are inside, give the stones a good wash and wait until they are completely dry. Then, you can get to decorating. You can use markers, paint pens, or acrylic paint. If you do decide to paint your stones, make sure to purchase acrylic paint and varnish if you want them to last longer.