Entertain your grandkids these school holidays with three at-home activities
Crafting is an excellent activity that stimulates sensory learning and fosters creativity. In the words of Ilse Crawford, renowned British interior designer and former founding editor of Elle Decoration magazine, “crafts make our homes more human and lived-in.”
So free your inner child with these fun and original arts and crafts activities. Sit down with your grandkids, keep an egg carton and paper towel rolls, and get the smocks ready. It’s time to get crafty!
EGG CARTON PENGUIN
- Egg carton
- Black paint
- White and orange paper
- Googly eyes
- Save an egg carton and trim the “cups” out of the egg carton. Paint the cups black and let dry completely.
- With the orange paper, cut out a triangle for the beak and two ovals for the feet. With the white paper, cut out a half-oval for the belly.
- Glue the white belly onto the centre of the egg carton. Glue on the beak and eyes.
- Fold the feet in half, making a crease, then glue to the inside of the egg carton cup.
SNOWY HANDPRINT TREE
- A sheet of blue poster paper
- Trace a hand and fill in with brown paint. Add some darker brown details for the trunk.
- Dip the Q-tips into green and yellow paint and dab around the tree for the leaves. Dip a Q-tip into white, and add the snow.
PAPER ROLL SNOWMAN
- Empty paper towel rolls
- White paper
- Coloured paper (orange and red)
- Black marker
- Paint the roll white and let dry completely.
- Cut a strip of red paper for the scarf, and a triangle of orange paper for the nose.
- Wrap the red paper around the roll and glue together to make a scarf.
- Draw eyes, mouth, and buttons with a black marker. Glue on the orange nose.
Trace Spark you and your grandkids’ creative side with these fun and easy activities. Not only will you create cheerful pieces to display in your home, but you’ll also be developing their sensory learning!