Diwali – The biggest festive of the year is almost here! Apart from the joy it brings, kids get the vacation they love.
During this Diwali vacation indulge your kids in crafting and enhance their creativity, imagination and let them learn new things. They help in boosting your child’s confidence and self-esteem.
Innovative craft ideas are beneficial in improving his or her motor skills, memory, and decision-making capability. Hence, parents need to encourage art and craft in the lives of their children.
As parents, it is your responsibility to introduce exciting and innovative craft ideas to kids at an early age. It helps in the overall development of your child.
There are numerous art and craft ideas, which will keep your kid engaged through out the Diwali vacation.
Here we have listed 10 craft ideas for kids, which are fun, educational, and creative. You can strengthen your bond with your child by helping him or her out.
10 Simple and Effective Craft Ideas for Kids
10. Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns are easy to make and can be used as decorative items at home. You can teach your child to make a paper lantern using colorful paper, pencil, ruler, safety scissors, and tape or staplers. It will require cutting and folding the paper into a Chinese themed lamp.
You can also decorate it using glitter, colorful shapes, and paint. Complete the lantern by attaching a paper handle to it.
09. Paper Plate Clock
Paper plate clocks will help you teach your child to tell time. Paint a paper plate and attach number stickers. You can also write the numbers by hand using a marker.
Also, help your child make and attach the cardboard minute and hour hands.
08. Pom Pom Crafts
There are many fun pom poms crafts for you and your kid to try out. Pom poms caterpillars are very easy to make using pom poms, glue, and google eyes. Help your child to glue the pom poms to form the body of the caterpillar.
Now attach bigger size pom poms for the head. Also, glue the google eyes to the head to complete the look.
07. Egg Carton Crafts
Numerous items can be made using egg cartons. You can help your child make flowers, bumblebees, ants, worms, ladybugs, and other cute crawlies.
Your kid will have to cut the egg carton using safety scissors and paint them accordingly. Ask your little one to draw and decorate them to resemble the character he or she wishes to make.
06. Spoon DragonFly
Your kid can make a cute and friendly dragonfly using old plastic spoons. Ask your little one to paint the spoon with the color of his or her choice. Attach googly eyes to complete the head of the dragonfly.
You can teach him or her to make the wings with popsicle sticks or colored cellophane.
05. Footprint/Handprint Crafts
Footprint or handprint crafts are suitable for toddlers. You can help your toddler create a handprint or footprint on a colorful paper using paint. The footprint/handprint can also be decorated by your little one.
An older child can cut out their handprints and footprints to create innovative art and crafts.
04. Counting Sticks
These are fun crafts that will teach your kid counting and will help in identifying numbers. You will require Popsicle sticks, glitter glue or beads, safety scissors, and glue.
Start by coloring the sticks then gluing together to make a shape of chair. Make sure you ask kids to make multiple chairs using different colors.
Ask your kids to count the sticks before starting the project or you can also ask them to count the number of chairs and to identify the colors.
These pop sticks chairs can also become the best gifts that your child can give to his/her friends during the festive season.
03. Colorful Rocks
This is another exciting project, which allows you to spend time with your child. You can take your kid to the garden or backyard to search for rocks of varying shapes and sizes.
Once this is done, you can ask your child to start painting the rock. Depending on the shape, the rock can be painted to resemble a ladybug, bumblebee, or any other fun character.
02. Magnetic Tic Tac Toe
You will require small magnets, cardboard, glue, and a marker to create your very own tic tac toe. Cut the cardboard into small circles using safety scissors. Now use the marker to make “X”s and “O”s. Flip the circles to attach the magnets using glue.
You can make a big hashtag on the fridge using a whiteboard marker, which is easy to clean. The fun game will keep your child entertained for hours.
01. Origami Diwali Crafts
Origami is the most popular form of papercraft. It is the art of folding paper to create various characters, flowers, animals, and more. You can teach your child to make jumping frogs, whales, fish, or rabbits using colorful papers.
Origami helps in enhancing your child’s concentration and hand-eye coordination.
The above-mentioned list covers easy and fun-filled craft ideas for children of all age groups that can be practiced during Diwali festival vacation.
Art and craft is a great way of bonding with your child. Moreover, the benefits associated with art and craft projects are diverse.