Activities For Children

Activities For Children 03

Animal Jumble:

Using white paper, ask each child to drawn a different body part of an animal, but to keep their animal a secret. For example, have one child draw the head of a monkey. Then another can draw the tail of a dog and another the legs of a lion and so on. Let the children pick the animal they want to draw. When they finish this, have them put the animal together with tape or glue. Finally, have fun coming up with a name for the animal. For instance, a monk-lion-dog-potamus.

Hanging Wall Pocket:

Firstly, cut one paper plate in half. Punch holes along the straight edge, about 1 inch apart but don’t punch near the circular part yet. Have the child ‘sew’ up all the edges with wool, or string for example. Older children can use an upholstery needle. For younger ones, a bit of nail polish put on the end of the wool or string (let it dry first) will act like a needle. You can also use staples. Make a hole for hanging the wall pocket on the wall. Then decorate the wall pocket with crayons, markers, or paint.

Drinking Straw Necklace:

Take a number of different coloured drinking straws and cut them up into different sizes. Thread a needle with wool, string, or thread, single strand but not knotted at the end. Make sure the wool is a little bit longer than the length needed for the finished necklace. Tie the end of wool around a safety pin so that you can remove the safety pin later.

The safety pin prevents the straw pieces from falling off the other end of the wool. Thread the straw pieces onto the wool until the necklace is the desired length. Remove the safety pin and tie the two ends of the wool together. Cut off any extra wool of course.

Mini Totem Pole:

Cut an egg carton into rows of cups. Glue 2 sections together by lining up the open part of the cups to form the totem pole. Use paint or markers, coloured paper, feathers, beads, or anything else you can think of to decorate your totem pole.

Mini Gift Giving Box:

Firstly, cut out 2 egg carton pieces. Tape the 2 egg carton pieces together only on one part of the back so that it makes a hinge. Then paint the box with any colour and wait until the paint dries. Next, put stickers or glitter on to decorate. Then, stuff tissues inside the little round gift giving box. Finally, put your small gift item or piece of jewellery into the box. and your done.

Box Guitar:

This is an easy way to make a guitar using an old shoe box or tissue box, rubber bands, scissors, a paper-towel tube, and a pencil. Have an adult cut an oval-shaped hole in the top. Then stretch a few rubber bands around the box and over the hole.
Home made box guitar - crafts for children
Put a pencil under the rubber bands on one side. Then tape on a paper-towel tube and decorate the box.

Creative Picture Frames:

To begin with, use 8 ice lolly sticks, 2 for each side, then glue them to the paper in a square shape to create the frame. Next, the child draws a picture of their choice in the frame. They may also colour the ice lolly sticks to colour the frame. When they have drawn their picture they will cut the excess away from around their picture frame. Obviously they now have a complete picture in a frame.

Pencil Holder:

Paint ice lolly sticks and let them dry. Trace the end of a toilet paper holder on to cardboard and then cut this circle out. Glue it on to one end of the cardboard tube and let it dry. Cover the tube with a light coat of tacky glue. Then place painted sticks side-by-side to cover tube. Wrap with rubber bands until dry and then decorate with painted shapes if desired. Indeed, they now have their own pencil holder.

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