Parents need to be extra creative when the kids are idle. But some parents are worried that it may cost a lot to keep the children’s hands busy. Not to worry because there are cheap kid crafts that can cost as little as $5.
If you don’t believe me, here are some examples of kid crafts that can bring hours of delight without breaking the bank.
Give your kids the joy of accessorizing with inexpensive materials like buttons. Try to buy some buttons and some yarn or cord which will cost you around $4 to $5. Kids will learn the value of hard work and to treasure the labor of their own hands. This craft is designed for little girls that are not old enough to accessorize using the grown-up stuff. You can put accents on the button using colored paper. You can recycle the colored paper that are leftovers of the school year or to use used colored paper just lying around gathering dust.
Easter Egg Mobile
An Easter egg mobile is one great way to teach the children the value of Easter and to realize its significance. It all starts with the eggshells that you are going to discard after making the breakfast. Gather the egg shells that are pretty much intact and using a sticky tape cover the hole where the contents of the egg went out. The using poster paint and some yarn which will not cost more than $5, let the child unleash his/her inner creativity by coloring the eggshell. Use the yarn and tie the colorful eggs to a used coat hanger to make a mobile to celebrate Easter.
If there are bits and pieces of crayons lying around you can help your child to recycle these and to make them useful anew. The cost of this craft can be as low as zero dollars. Gather the crayons and organize them according to color. Using a heating source like a candle or a stove, melt the crayons using a discarded pan. If you have some tin foil, form it into shapes to serve as mold or you can try silicone molds. Just make sure to spray the mold with cooking spray to get them out easily. Don’t forget to have a pot holder around when you are going to pour the hot melted crayon into the mold. Make sure that you supervise your child throughout the entire activity. This is a great way to bond with your child.
If you have some poster paint lying around try to bring some large pebbles from the park or from the beach. Clean them and let them dry. Let your child paint anything she/he wants on the pebbles or you can teach them how to transform a rock into a nice country house. The cost can be zero but you may need to buy some inexpensive poster paint which is less than $5.
Glow-in-the-dark Plastic Bottle Mobile
You can accentuate the kid’s room with this glow-in-the-dark plastic bottle mobile. Gather some old soda bottles and fill it with some glowing slime. You can buy some glow in the dark slime for just $2 to $3 in hobby shops.
Children need to be free from boredom especially during summer vacation where there is lots of time to spare. Enter kid crafts to entertain and to keep the little tykes busy until the next school opening.
This is a guest post by Inez from the website howmuchisit.org a collection of 3,000 cost helping guides. Find out what things such as professional services, weddings, baby related goods and more cost.
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