Crafting – something that adults enjoy as a hobby or an essential part of all our childhoods? Both of course, but how do you get children started? Here are some great tips and ideas on ways of involving children and giving them experiences that can kick start a lifelong passion.
With a cold and damp February half term on the horizon, we have put together a range of easy and fun projects that you can have up your sleeve for the week to give an alternative to yet another old film and to counter the calls of ‘We’re bored!’.
We all (hopefully) did it when we were young and most of remember the first toy that we made and probably still have it in the loft. It is one of those craft skills that has a practical application and can also create marvelous memories and inspire a lifetime of fun. So, how to get children started and how to move the forward – even it we have forgotten how to do it ourselves!
Whirligig went back to school recently to help children learn all about machines and automata. Fascinating results from a delightful group of children who had great ideas and made great little machines out of clothes pegs. Here are some of the results.
Helping children to succeed with painting and drawing is one of those things we would all aspire to – but if we are not confident ourselves, how do we start? Here are a range of excellent products we think will give you a hand whilst making it fun for the children, and you!