“NO one in this house is allowed to say that they’re bored any more!!!”
Some of you remember the What Should I Do? post and printable. I still point my kids to that picture chart of ideas if they say that there is NOTHING to do. Oh, but there is.
Most days, my kids choose to do arts and crafts. And, the best thing? I don’t do anything!! I just provide materials in the arts and crafts cupboard.
The kids know where to get the supplies. They use creativity, imagination and the art supplies and materials to create something wonderful. Win – win activity. They use their good minds. I make dinner — or work on a blog post.
How do you get started with an arts and crafts area? Set aside an arts and craft shelf, corner or cupboard. Stock with basic crafty items that will give your child plenty of materials from which to create. Items like . . .
paints, paintbrushes, smocks
markers and crayons
recycling (paper, boxes)
P.S. Most of you know that I’m NOT crafty in any way. Kid directed craft time (where I do nothing) is REALLY much better. Believe me!
If you’ve developed an inspiring arts and crafts area, please send me your pictures. I will post all the photos and give participants something fun for their craft corners!