Doing crafts with your kids is so important as it helps to fine-tune their motor skills and provides them with a creative outlet! Crafting doesn’t have to be complicated or pricey, there are so many great projects that require only a couple supplies, and they’re usually things you can find around the house!
Here are 3 of the easiest and most fun crafts I’ve found that you can do with your toddler.
This Torn Paper Collage is a great way to get a child that may not normally be interested in crafts to want to participate. What could be more fun than tearing up pieces of paper and gluing them onto paper in fun shapes? Tearing paper does more than you think to help with children’s fine motor skills, too!
What could be better than finger painting with lots of different colors? Especially when stickers are used to leave white shapes behind. Get the full project instructions here.
I have to admit that this project has me really wanting to find some bubble wrap so that I can try it myself. There is just something so mesmerizing about the pattern of dots from the bubble wrap! Think of all the fun designs that could be made with this craft!
What are some of your kids’ favorite crafts? Let us know in the comments!
I am a busy mom of 4. My kids range from 7 to 14. I began couponing when my older children were 3 & 5. That’s just a little background on my family. Teaching your child about coupons can start at an early age. My kids know what coupons are and how to use them. They started helping me at around age 3. Depending on their age, kids can definitely help us coupon and they are learning valuable skills along the way.
At 3, my kids could sort coupons for me (when I used a coupon binder). Also, beginning around 3 1/2 or 4 years old, while in the store, my kids loved having a “scavenger hunt”. I would hand them the coupon to use when we were on that particular food aisle. It was a fun game. As they got older, they would help out more. Cutting coupons with child safe scissors is a great way to get your child involved. Of course, this would be for older kids, since those bar codes are very important to keep intact.
At 2yrs old, the grocery store was a place they could learn colors, food groups, and counting. Even toddlers can play along!
At around 10-11 my kids would “guess the total”.
Starting early with couponing skills or money saving strategies is very important. Children will learn about the calendar, math, and saving money. The tools you teach them now will last throughout their life, so make sure to get an early start in coupon clipping with your kids. I remember as a child sorting my moms coupons for her. She had a small coupon box, and I thought it was so much fun categorizing them for her. When we were heading to the store I would watch her pull the coupons out to match the sale ads. See how much that impacted me?
Do your children help you coupon?
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