With many of us looking forward to the prospect of spending weeks at home with the kids, it’s natural to be thinking about ways to keep boredom at bay. If you’re a parent looking for fun ways to spend quality time together and get the creative juices flowing, why not try these family-friendly crafting activities?
Scrapbooks are a brilliant idea for children of all ages, as well as adults who are looking for ways to channel creativity and reduce stress. This is an activity that caters for every member of the family, and it’s something you can do together. You can choose to put anything in your scrapbook, from photos and magazine cuttings to concert tickets, boarding passes and pictures you’ve downloaded and printed. Using sites like scrapbookingcoach.com is a great way to hone your skills and get some ingenious ideas for your creation. The beauty of scrapbooking is that it gives you the freedom and flexibility to personalise your book and you end up with a tangible reminder of places you’ve been, activities you’ve undertaken and memories you’ve made. All you need to get started with scrapbooking is some plain notepads or sketchbooks, magazines and newspapers, glue, crayons, pencils or pens and additional accessories to decorate the front cover and the internal pages. Choose from ribbons, buttons and pipe cleaners, for example.
DIY cards and gifts
At the moment, it’s difficult to get out and about to purchase cards and gifts. With this in mind, what better way to pass the time than designing and making your own greetings cards and presents? Whether you’re celebrating Easter, birthdays, anniversaries or the arrival of a new addition to the family, you can make your own personalised cards and use your creative skills and talents to design thoughtful, homemade presents. Examples include notebooks, diaries, calendars, bespoke hampers full of edible treats or toiletries, photo books and customised frames. For more ideas, check out this guide https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/homemade-gift-ideas-1251561.
If you’re a competitive parent, or you like to get involved and have fun with your kids, why not set a challenge to create the best junk model? Using cartons, tins, bottles and boxes, you can craft anything from robots and regency houses to animals, astronauts and hospitals. This is a competition you can take part in with your kids and your partner, and you can also show off your masterpieces to friends and family via video calls and social media. You could even challenge your neighbours or get your siblings and your nieces and nephews involved.
Parents all over the country are looking for fun activities they can do with their children to pass time, make homeschooling enjoyable and keep spirits high. Crafting is a great idea for families, as it encourages creativity and it’s also an excellent way to relax, to hone fine motor skills and to promote originality. If you’re looking for things to do to keep everyone entertained, why not give these family-friendly activities a whirl today?