Kids love to do crafts. I think kids like to do crafts almost as much, or more, than playing with toys.
My kids are always asking me to do arts and crafts and projects, and to be honest, I am not a very crafty type of mama, so I really struggle with how to do crafts with them.
I find myself either lacking creative ideas beyond paper and crayons, or I just envision the mess that a craft will make and that stops me before I even start.
But, I want to be better about doing creative things in our home, both for myself and with my kids, so I’ve decided to make an effort to do new crafts with them on a regular basis, and I want to share those attempts with you here.
Remember, I am not a crafty blogger. I don’t take beautiful pictures, or end up with these stunningly beautiful creations. I’m hoping that there are some other un-crafty mamas out there that can sympathize with me, and I hope that I can encourage you that even if you feel like you have a negative creativity level like I do, we can still help our kids to develop their creative sides and have fun doing it at the same time.
Last week we dyed pasta at our house to use for crafts. While this is not really an activity that your kids can do with you, my kids liked to watch and help as they could.
My kids loved to use the brightly colored pasta to make necklaces and more, once the pasta was finished. Dyed pasta is a fun way to add some color to a simple craft like stringing noodles.
Here’s a step by step guide for dying pasta to use for toddler crafts.