Sometimes the simplest craft ideas for kids are the best. Just a few materials and a big imagination is all they need to create a masterpiece!
You will need:
AGE: babies through to older kids / adults
TIME: 10 minutes +
These pictures say it all really – my little ones love getting messy with paper, paints and pens (Chops likes to eat them too)! They don’t need to create anything in particular – they just love the process: painting, drawing & exploring the way that the paint moves on the paper and the way the paper scrunches and tears and gets soggy and floppy. In short, they love to make a mess. I don’t love mess, but I do love to watch them enjoy themselves. In these photos Pickle had a car money box that he had been given for his birthday to paint – he wanted to use ALL the colours and enjoyed mixing them to make new ones!
They are fearless and I find that so inspiring. They don’t want the finished ‘picture’ to look a certain way, or get upset when it doesn’t. It makes me want to get involved too and lose my own fear of ‘messing it up’!