Playtime is an important part of a child’s growth and development. Play not only helps keep your child busy, it helps in a lot of other ways. For instance, making crafts can help bring out your child’s creativity, enhance their inquisitiveness and help them to understand concepts in a simple manner. Here are some fun educational messy play crafts you can do with your kids.
Collect a container or a can you want to repurpose. Grab a sheet of wrapping paper, old comic book, a photo printout or anything else you want to use to decorate the container. You will also need scissors, Mod Podge and a brush.
Cut the comic book paper or wrapping paper into panels and plan the final look and feel you want. Next, glue the sheets to the container using Mod Podge. Once you’ve covered the can completely, apply a coat of Mod Podge on the top. Now you have an awesome container that can be used to store toys, stationery, or anything else at all. You could even use it as a pot if you like.
Grab some pencils, an A4 sheet, a bunch of colouring pens, scissors and Mod Podge. Measure the height of the pencil from top to bottom and trip the A4 sheet lengthwise. Now split the sheet into 1-inch panels, one for each pencil.
Fill each panel with your choice of design, pattern and colours. You can draw cartoons, fill in your name or do anything you like. Now cut the 1-inch panels and keep them aside.
Take one panel and apply Mod Podge on the other side. Now roll the panel around your pencil and apply pressure to keep it in place. Let it dry for a few minutes before applying a top coat. Repeat these steps for the remaining pencils. Your very own set of personalised pencils is ready.
Your child will totally love this craft!
Kids love messy play, and what better way to indulge in some educational messy play than paint? Double the fun by making some confetti paint!
You will need empty containers, food colour, hair gel, craft sequins, paint brushes and butcher paper.
Fill a container with air gel, add confetti and food colour and mix them well. Your confetti is ready. How easy is that? Once your kiddos finish up with their masterpiece, the end result will have a shine and a glossy finish.
Not Feeling Crafty? Send Your Kids to Little Learners
Whether you can’t find the time for messy play or don’t feel crafty enough, don’t worry. Send your little ones for a messy play class at Little Learners. We offer fun and interactive messy play classes and baby & toddler classes to keep your kids engaged. They’re sure to have hours of fun. Get in touch with us today for more information.