Having Fun with Skill Building Crafts
The holiday season is upon us and we’re here to help your kids have fun and craft. Our kids (ages 4 and 6) really get into crafts whenever we offer it to them. Crafts really help build confidence by giving them some independence with scissors and other tools. Adelaide and Marshall always want to use the scissors and because someone is a little extra cautious (*cough* Travis), it’s exciting for them when they work at their craft table. In making crafts, you’re building skills that will definitely help down the line.
Our kids focus so much more during this time and they try super hard to listen to our instructions to get it right. I think that’s part of why they love it so much. They want that independence to make something on their own. So, here are a few options we know your kids will love.
- Cut out enough circles from white paper to spell out your child’s name
- Plus, one additional circle for the snowman’s head
- Circles should be large enough to write one letter of your child’s name on each one
- Start at the top and work your way down, letting your child spell each letter of their name
- Glue each lettered circle on top of the other
- Use the extra circle and draw a face for the snowman
- Glue this final circle at the top
We also cut out and glued a top hat. Then, we used pipe cleaners for arms and a bit of ribbon for a scarf. But, use materials that you have. You can easily use paper for these extra steps.
Mix it up
If you want to have fun with this, ask your kids what color snowman they want to make. Then, pick up whatever color they choose. If they choose a darker color, you can cut out the letters of their name with lighter paper and glue them onto the cut-outs.
That’s it! That’s all there is to make a snowman with your child’s name. If you would like to see us make something, leave a comment on our Activities and Crafts page. If we have the materials, we will create it with our kids and then we’ll share our experience.