I have admitted in the past that I am not the craftiest mom. Plus like most parents I am busy keeping up with many of life's offerings. I try to keep up with my boys, giving them materials with which to explore and to create. I try to get them outdoors to further build their sense of awe and wonder of the natural world. Let be honest, though, time is often of the essence and I often run out of it. That is why I always have a quick and easy project to pull from our cabinet. It could be a rainy day. It could be the last day of summer vacation and I am burnt out. It could be because I am just not feeling up to pulling materials together.
CraftProjectIdeas.com is a great source for these projects. Their products are custom designed for your child's interests whether it be painting, working with materials like fabric and foam or making jewelry. Or you can get a wonderful mix of activities all in one box. You can search by age, season, theme and materials on their website. You can buy these products online or in a store. The age for most projects begins at 4 years old.
We were fortunate to be able to review the “Ultimate Box of Projects” that including 30 activities and crafts. My sons had a wonderful time putting these projects together. My boys were thrilled to explore the box of projects. It comes with a handy guide too so the boys could take a look and choose their project.
A few examples of projects included in the Ultimate Box:
- Paper Bag Puppets
- Tissue Paper Flowers & Animals
- Creating a Farm Scene with Stickers
- Dressing Up a Bear with Sticker Accessories and Clothing
- Foam Bracelets
- Foam Heart Mosaic
- Color Roll to Design a Story with Markers & Glitter Glue
- Clay Barn Animals, Reptiles, Monkey & Dinosaur (I have to admit the clay was a bit hard to work with but great to work the hands)
A few of the many developmental benefits to these projects right at your child's fingertips:
- Imagination & Creativity
- Fine Motor
- Problem Solving
- Decision Making
Take a moment and check out CraftProjectIdeas.com. Their products are online as well as in Walmart stores. My boys had a great time exploring the projects over several mornings.
Thanks for reading!