Crafts are a great activity for getting your little ones excited and keeping them engaged. However, arts and crafts aren’t just for fun! They help with things like developing fine motor skills and learning about colors and shapes. Holding crayons and paint brushes or placing pieces of tissue paper are great ways to help build your child’s motor skills. Crafts are also a great time to review shapes and colors with your child in a low pressure environment! So if you’ve ever thought about skipping arts and craft time, think again! And with summer right around the corner, now is a great time to incorporate some summer themes into your arts and crafts. Here are five fun crafts to get your little ones excited for summer!
Suncatchers are great crafts to make with your little ones because they have fun making them and can keep enjoying them after they’re done! During this craft, talk to your kids about fireflies and how you can see them glow at night. Then once you’re done, let them know that now they have fireflies that will glow during the daytime!
This craft is a great way to introduce your child to nature and make a day out of this craft. Take your child out into the world and throughout the day have them collect pieces of nature they love. Once you get home, help your child combine all of the pieces of nature they’ve found onto their heart. Now they can display their beautiful artwork and a reminder of why they love nature!
This craft is an adorable way to get excited for summer and talk to your little ones about marine life that they might see on the beach! A fun way to elevate this craft is to make a couple of these jellyfish and use clear wire to hang them from the ceiling of your little ones bedroom or temporarily in the bathroom to make bath time extra fun!
The paper loop pufferfish craft is a great versatile craft for using whatever you’ve got at home. The craft typically utilizes construction paper to make the loop body of the pufferfish but you can also use toilet paper rolls and paint to create your adorable pufferfish.
The popsicle craft is a great activity for working on fine motor skills! Placing the individual tissue paper squares is great for developing this skill. And if you have a younger sibling that also wants to get involved, just cut them up some bigger tissue paper squares and let them place down as many as they can handle. One thing about this craft is to make sure you have popsicles on hand for once they’re finished!