20 Craft Tips (March is National Craft Month)
Tweeted by Shara Lawrence-Weiss on March 5th, 2010
Tip 1: Our children want our time and attention. Engaging them in crafts is a terrific way of meeting those needs. They won’t forget it!
Tip 2: Simple but true: crafts help to build self esteem. Say: “What a colorful and beautiful so-and-so! I’m so proud of you!” Etc.
Tip 3: Find activity and craft links JUST for boys! *from @theboysstore
Tip 4: A new craft is listed DAILY on this site! (freeKidsCrafts.com) *from @kidscrafts
Tip 5: Hand crafted Easter basket *from @BingNote
Tip 6: Make a home-made book that your child/grandchild will use, read and enjoy! *from @60secondparent
Tip 7: Orange Peel Artwork (variations might include grapefruit peels, apple peels or banana peels)
Tip 8: Turn your caps into crafts *Perhaps a colorful necklace? Punch holes through the middle!
Tip 9: Affirmation Crafts for Kids
Tip 10: “Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history.” – Phyllis George
Tip 11: Create a stick puppet stage for your classroom (or home!) *from @Teach_Preschool
Tip 13: Worried about making messes? Don’t be. Kids need to make messes in order learn, grow & develop. Crafts can be messy and that’s okay!
Tip 14: Cute and simple little kite craft! *from @Teach_Preschool
Tip 15: Free St. Patty’s Day craft for kids *from @BingNote
Tip 16: Sensory crafts are wonderful. Go outside and collect rocks, sticks, flowers, leaves, etc. Let your child create a Nature Picture or Scene!
Tip 17: Don’t toss out the catalogs or magazines that come. Turn them into a craft!
Tip 18: If you can, get dad involved in crafts every now and then, too. The kids will LOVE spending that time with daddy – guaranteed.
Tip 19: Don’t have much $$? Shop thrift stores, yard sales and look around outside for items to use. The Dollar Store also has many affordable items.
Tip 20: Do you have BUCK to spare? You can do so many things with sponges!