Kids as well as parents are often at a loose end as to how they can keep their young, active, curious, little ones occupied after they return from school. TV and computers are easy options but to get them creatively busy and at the same time have fun, requires a little bit of parental involvement. Paper craft activities using simple, inexpensive materials (paper, scissors, paints, crayons, etc.) mostly found at home.
- Using paper plates, make a face mask with cut outs for the eyes, nose and mouth. Role play your child’s favourite characters.
- Make cars using different coloured paper or then simply paint.
- Make animal faces. Attach an elastic at the back and use as a wrist puppet.
- Blow painting. Use a straw and dip in paint. Blow on the paper to form images.
- Use a kitchen sponge to dip in the paint and make a variety of designs.
- Finger painting
- Foot painting
- Collect used (washed and dried) candy sticks, make a train or engine or house and stick on paper. Complete by colouring on the sticks.
- Use rubber solution to form doodles on the paper. Let dry completely. Paint over it. Peel the dried solution. You can use this then to make cards or bookmarks or then wrapping paper.