8 Fabulous Activities To Bring Out Creativity in Kids
8 Fabulous Activities To Bring Out Creativity in Kids

Kids are naturally curious creatures. Give them a box and they turn it into a castle. Give them a set of blocks and they create farms and homes. Kid’s activities provide entertainment to both parents and children. They actually bring out the hidden creativity in children and keep them engaged for a while away from technology.

 Below are 8 Fabulous Activities for kids to try. They are not only fun but also offer opportunities for learning such as patience (waiting for something to dry) and resilience (something not sticking the very first time and trying again). Let’s begin.

1.    Create Your Own Fairy Garden

fairy-garden

fairy-garden

What Do You Need?

  • Soil
  • Fairy Dust/Glitter/Sparkles
  • Glass Beads
  • Or any other spare toys no longer in use, tiny dolls, cars etc.
  • Appropriate indoor/outdoor plants
  • Plant pot/ container

What Do You Do?

Get your little one to add soil to the plant pot or container. Show them how to insert the roots of the plant in the soil and pat it gently. Then, let your little one’s imagination fun wild and let them create their own fairy garden. Do not forget to add a little water to let the plants grow. Or if you prefer, you can create an “artificial” fairy garden which will last even longer.

2.  Pebble Characters

Pebble Characters

Pebble Characters

 

Pebble Characters 2

Pebble Characters 2

What Do You Need?

  • Pebbles of all shapes and colours
  • Markers
  • Sequins or gemstones
  • Feathers
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue

What Do You Do?

This craft is limitless in its possibilities as your kid discovers that a simple pebble can be converted to an animal or a cowboy or a pirate. Let them experiment. You can set out a basic theme for them or let them just draw some funny expressions. This activity can become a great piece of wall art and can also be given as a present too.

3.  Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Buttons Art

Buttons Art

 

What Do You Need?

  • Buttons of all shapes and sizes
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil

What Do You Do?

Kids can either draw a shape or design and then fill it in with buttons or they can randomly glue the buttons in place. This is a great exercise for teaching kids how to sort by shape and colour too.

4.  Fruits/Vegetable Printing

fruit-arts

fruit-arts

What Do You Need?

  • Fruits/Vegetables cut in half or shapes
  • Craft paper
  • Paint

What Do You Do?

Kids can draw patterns or stamp the fruit/vegetables in a random pattern. For older kids, they can use fabric paint and create lovely designs on a plain white or black T-shirt. Once dried, it can be used indoors or outdoors!

5.  Pipe Cleaners Creations

pipe-cleaners

pipe-cleaners

pipe-cleaners-2

pipe-cleaners-2

What Do You Need?

  • Pipe cleaners of different colours
  • Craft eyes

What Do You Do?

Get crazy twirling and shaping the pipe cleaners to just about any design. Make creepy crawly creatures or cute finger puppets. If you wish to stick your creations on paper, the best adhesive to utilise is blue tack.

6.  A Book About Me

Book About Me

Book About Me

What Do You Need?

  • Coloured construction paper
  • A4 paper (5-6 pages depending on how large you wish to make the book)
  • Paint
  • Marker pens

What Do You Do?

This is an activity which can be completed in one sitting or over several sittings. This is a book about your kid. They can include their finger prints, hand prints, photos of them as a baby, draw their favourite foods etc. This is one activity where the imagination and creativity can be stretched and more importantly it becomes a treasured keepsake for years to come.

7.  Bead Work

bead-work

Bead Work

What Do You Need?

  • Coloured beads
  • Baking Paper
  • Iron (Only adults allowed?)

What Do You Do?

As the images show, you can either create a frame with the beads or standalone designs. The beads are first put together on baking paper. Then, another piece of baking paper is laid on top and a hot iron is moved up and down for a minute or two. Once the baking paper is removed, let the design be cooled before handling.

8.  Diorama Drama

Diorama Drama

Diorama Drama

What Do You Need?

  • Empty box (shoe box or rectangle box with a lid)
  • Tiny toys, shells, pebbles, animals, paper
  • Just about any odds and ends available around the house
  • Glue

What Do You Do?

A diorama represents a scene and can be an extremely creative activity for kids. If they have visited the beach or the zoo recently, they can reimagine it at home by creating a diorama. There is no right or wrong and as the pictures show, they can get very creative. These dioramas can also be stuck to the walls and become instant art installations.

These 8 fabulous activities will keep kids engaged for hours. The bonus is you will be surprised to learn how creative they can be. You may already have most of the craft supplies at home so not only are these activities fun to do but also easy on the purse strings. But the best thing about these activities is you can have fun with the kids too!

 

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