Ease your kids from the remaining days of vacation to school time with this crafty ideas!
For some, summer has just started but for our kids, it’s school season once again! And you have more ways to be excited about it because the days before it can bring an extra bonding moment between you and your kid through simple home crafts!
Crafts bring out the artist in every kid and we listed the top five ways on how you can help your kid ease from the remaining days of vacation to school time once again. When making crafts, it is important to give kids the freedom to express their natural artist while guiding them along the way. When using sharp or pointed objects, also make sure to practice safety first and help them to prevent injuries.
So what are you waiting for? Bring out the colorful pens, the papers and your artistic hats!
1. Handcrafted to-do list.
Nothing beats being organized once school starts. Imagine the loads of assignments, club meetings and other events that your kid will have to attend to. This is why it makes sense to help your kid create a savvy customizable checklist of things he will do each day or each week.
Get a clean sheet of paper. To make it more artistic, decorate it with power words or phrases such as “motivation,” “get smart” and illustrations on a part of the page. Aside from exercising your little artist, this activity will help train their minds of the upcoming change in schedule from vacation to school time.
2. DIY name tags
Instead of buying nametags from the shelves, why not help your kid do a personalized one? For this, you will need some cardboard, coloring pens and maybe some glue—in case you wanted to add some glitter or felt paper. By freehand, help design the kid’s name on the board. (Yes, this is a good exercise on spelling names!) Add some color and voila! A one-of-a-kind bag tag. Don’t forget to add contact details on the reverse side.
3. Personal sandwich bag
A funky snack bag or lunch box will help put a smile on your kid’s face, especially during recess. And it’s easy to make one, too! You have the choice of placing stickers, and other designs. Or sew an old bag with colorful patches. Bonus: if you can teach your kid to make a healthy sandwich like their favorite peanut-butter and jelly that will be nice as well!
4. Denim-covered notebooks
Denim is widely used in apparel but did you know you can use it to cover notebooks? If you have an old unused leaves or paper from last year that you want to recycle, put your little artisan to work by using an old denim cloth as a cover. Make sure to assist them in cutting the clothing and use a double-sided adhesive to tape the denim cover. Who says old notebooks can’t be fun?
5. Colorful savings jar
Saving is an important thing to teach kids early in life. Often, this is not a skill learned in school so pay extra attention to help them develop their skill. And to start them on track, help design a colorful savings jar or jars with them using an old cookie glass jar or a PET bottle.
Before going full blast on the design, ask your kid what they want to save their money for: a book, a bag, or a trip to the museum. In doing so, you accomplish two things: you get your kid to decide the theme for the jar’s design and you help motivate them to stick to their savings goal because they get reminded of it when they look at their jar. Here's a good one from FunCheapoFree.com
Which of these five ideas do you like the most? Do you have other tips and tricks on your bag for back to school crafts?
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