Kids Crafts Helps Boredom
Crafts For Kids
Crafts For Kids When They Are Bored
When kids get bored, the easiest thing in the world is to just switch on the TV and let them watch mindless cartoons, but what about not turning the tv on and just getting all of your arts and craft materials out and seeing what you can make with your children, on a rainy day the best thing to do is just that and best of all it's fun!
You don't need to go to great expense either as around the house there are toilet roll tubes, cardboard boxes, scissors, paint, glue and quite possibly a load of budget art materials all saved away for a rainy day and even junk mail that arrives through your door is great to recycle and learn your child to do their bit for the environment, any other tins and containers can be used, as well as unused food such as pasta, dried beans and rice.
Take care with tin cans though, you may want to use a file to file away sharp edges or put blue tack around the edges, so no one cuts themselves.
The possibilities with objects found around the house may capture your child's imagination when it comes to creating something that they want to try and make, for instance my kids will get a load of modelling clay and lots of pipe cleaners and other bits of card and they make up their own monsters or cartoon characters, although sometimes they do need a bit of help with ideas to start off with, to get them going with their craft ideas.
Don't overlook the objects you can find outside either, with branches, leaves, pebbles and rocks, shells and any junk discarded on the streets, you never know what you might find, it's also worth seeing some work places for any stuff that's been thrown away in skips or garbage containers, although don't go sifting in there like a fool, you need to wear gloves and be careful, only select visible items and don't go rummaging through blind as you don't know what could be in there.
Quite possibly, some car boot sales or flea markets you may find some unusual objects to use for this specific purpose of providing entertainment with crafts for the kids when they are bored, the summer holidays are one of the main source of boredom for kids as the holidays are too long( us parents say boooo!)
A collage is a great way of doing something creative with your child, you can cut out pictures in old magazines and even words and headlines and re-arrange them around to form a themed collage like cartoon characters, animals, food or parties, something that will appeal to the child's sense of creative interests.
Over the Christmas holidays me and my two kids made some finger puppets and wooden spoon characters, although the results weren't that good, we still had fun sitting down for a couple of hours trying to make them, kids seem to appreciate the time you set down for them on days were they may just think there isn't anything to do.
It seems that younger kids like to add glitter to their pictures and art, as my little girl does, it's glitter this and glitter that, when it comes to creating some crafty art, however most kids are just happy with some paper and crayons and just getting on with drawing or colouring in, but if you take the time to sit down with your kids, then you'll both get more out of it, time spent with your kids and a parent taking their time creating fun crafts.
So when kids get bored, dvd's and TV are an option, but consider creating some fun kids crafts too, because they like all that arts and craft to jazz up a boring afternoon!