Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts is always a great activity to do with kids. Whether it’s simply coloring or something with paints. I have spent hours doing crafts with the kids I babysit.

Sometimes we do special crafts. We have done paintings by taping a piece of paper to the inside of a box and rolling marbles dipped in paint around the box.  We have also colored old paper towel rolls, filled them with tiny rocks and covered the ends to make our own music shakers.

With my cousins we sometimes do drawing contests.  We all decide on a famous character or person together.  We then set a timer and all try to draw the person as best we can.  After the timer goes off we all choose whose picture we think is best.

Some rainy mornings we have spent our time coloring in our forts and some beautiful day we have spent hours coloring on the driveway in sidewalk chalk. With sidewalk chalk, we sometimes make giant murals on the ground and each add our own part to the big picture. The kids also love to lay on the pavement and have me trace them with the chalk.  They then get to color the clothes they want on their outline in the ground.

I’d love to hear some more ideas for crafts in the comments below!

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