Moms have it tough. They take care of the family and the home on a full-time basis. Moms take care of breakfast, lunch and dinner, drive kids to and fro school, make sure clothes are laundered and are even in charge of cleaning the house. These are just some of the jobs of a busy mom. When it comes to their kids, moms want what’s best for them. This includes getting them involved in arts and crafts to help their kids explore their creative side. Here are some easy kids crafts for busy moms.
Edible Apple Necklace
This doubles as a healthy snack and creative craft. This craft is flexible so if you kid does not like apple, substitute with a fruit that they like. Older kids can use a big needle like those used in tapestries while younger kids can us skewers. Moms need to pre-cut the apples into bit sized segments for easy threading and eating. Thread the string through the skewer or needle and poke the apples through the needle and string. Once you’re satisfied with the number of apples, remove the string and tie the threads together. Wear as necklace and eat as snack.
Silver Foil Crown
This is a fun way to get your child to decorate and use his imagination. You will need a piece of cardboard at least 10 cm long, some aluminum foil, stapler, glue and some decorations (glitter, sequins, buttons, fake jewelry, beads, stickers, etc). Start by gluing the aluminum foil to the cardboard. Measure your kid’s head with a measuring tape to make sure that the crown fits him. Cut off one side of the cardboard into triangles to resemble teeth. Cut off the excess and start decorating.
Yogurt Flower Pots
Decorate your modern home’s garden with flowers and this homemade yogurt flower pot. It is also a great way to recycle those discarded yogurt containers. All you need are the washed yogurt containers, colored straws and some paint. Using scissors cut the container from its opening to its base. Do this 4 to 5 times until the cup looks like a flower. Punch a hole through the center of the cup to make way for the straw. This will serve as the flowers’ stem. Finally paint your flower with different bright colors.
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Egg Carton Treasure Box
Get your kids recycling and ignite their imagination when you make an egg carton treasure box together. All this craft needs is a discarded egg carton and some paint and decorations. Simply paint and pimp your egg carton to the desired colors. Once dry you can use the carton to store chocolates, candies and other “treasures” your kids love.
Our kids need a lot of love and attention just like our houses do. By doing these crafts you are not only showering love and attention to your children but to your homes as well. You can use these crafts to decorate your garden or kitchen of your modern home be it in Tampa, Houston or Scottsdale.