11 Indispensable Life Hacks for Craft Time with Your Kids
Kids are fond of drawing, sculpting and creating something extraordinary. And sometimes with these episodes of creativity, they make the house messy. To avoid thinking about the upcoming cleanup while spending time with your little one, Bright Side and WhatsUpMoms will give you a few useful ideas that can help children develop their artistic skills while parents keep the house in order.
Liquid paints can be stored in a hand soap dispenser. This way they won’t have time to dry up and kids will be able to dispense as much as they need. Moreover, it is easier to blend them.
Place large marbles in between two baking pans, and you will get a useful rotating organizer for pencils, markers, and paints.
A cupcake pan can be an excellent aid to lay out beads, pencils, sequins and other small, loose items.
Old and dried markers can still be useful! soak them in jars with water and leave them for a bit. The result? Light watercolor paint that kids will love!
So your toddler will hold scissors properly and avoid twisting his or her hands in different directions, draw a smiley face on his or her thumb. The face will actually be smiling when he or she is using them the right way!
Lint roller used for clothes will help remove tiny bits like spilled sparkles.
Lay plastic or any other wrap on the table that easily sticks to the surface. Your kid can draw right on the surface and all you’ll have to do is pick up his or her masterpiece by making just one move.
Children love to have fun with bright paints! Don’t be so fast to say no. You can pour a few drops of bright colors in a plastic bag and give your little artist an opportunity to create his own unique tone.
If a glue cap keeps drying up, try to dip it in a small amount of vegetable oil right after you use it.
To prevent your kid from using too much glue, try the following hack: pour some on a wet sponge so that the right amount can be taken more easily.
To avoid accidental injuries keep scissors in a balloon as shown in the picture.