If your child is loves sticking things on papers and if you have piles of leaves, sticks or shells, you would like the idea of making a button tree. To make a button tree, all you need are some sticks and buttons. However, if want to be more creative, you can stick some leaves or shells too. You can also make a Christmas Tree by using pine leave and fold some star-shapes as ornaments to the tree.
Another way of having a fun craft is doing stamps using vegetables, leaves or items that have textures. What you need to prepare are just some watercolors, and textured items. You can make beautiful botanical cards or prints and enjoy spring greenery year-round. Examples of vegetables that you can use are ladies fingers or okra, cut potatoes, carrots, and banana leaf stalk. This is another art technique that we used to do during our first grade. You can even use your thumbs as stamps.
You can also do shape collages with your children. Simple cut out colored papers with a lot of shapes such as triangle, circle, square, rectangle etc. Create an object and start your imagination to paste those shapes to make it into that object. You don’t need anything special as children will be very happy making collages with the simplest of materials, and magazines and catalogues are always a good start. Collages are an excellent way to fill a wet afternoon and use up the odds and ends in your craft box.
Another interesting craft is doing the paint and Fold Art. What you need to do with your children is to get them to put paint / oil pastels in random blobs onto a paper. It can be a creative design or simply messy blobs. Fold the paper into half when it’s done. Then you use your hand or a pencil to squish the paint. Unfold, and then you have a piece of an abstract art. Everyone sees something different in your art, so it’s pretty cool. You can frame it up too.