It's back to school for the kids this week and allocating time for hobbies and recreation is still a must to keep them sane -- and mommies too! So for this post and the next, I'll be sharing a few interesting stuff to busy their little hands.
Between doing homework, projects and simple chores, most young children enjoy watercolor painting, drawing and arts and crafts, aside from a few hours of TV time. I know I did (way back when)! This also holds true for my little man who has fancied these colorful pipe cleaners and pompom balls that I bought months ago at his school's art fair. On a separate occasion, I also bought some wooden laundry clips for them to toy with.
These art materials are far from being fancy, and are really quite unassuming you would not even think of buying them since they are pretty common items you'll see in art class. Sold in super affordable bundle packs and pail kits at bookstores, these colorful balls and bendable furry wires allow kids to get really creative while enhancing their fine motor skills.
Creating his 'sea monster'
Just a thought -- have the kids surprise dad with his furry look-alike for Father's Day on Sunday!
I thought this looked so much like the DJ in the show 'Yo Gabba Gabba'
Have a happy, crafty weekend!!!
Use hot glue (with glue gun) to paste parts together. Only adults should handle the glue gun.
Not advisable for kids below 3 years old.
Choking and fire hazard.
Exposed wire tips may scratch or poke fingers.
* Unsupervised, but not out of sight. Keep them within view as they play.