“Do you wanna build a snowman?”
My Kyle enjoys digging into different arts and crafts projects these days. Just this morning, the very first thing he did when he woke up was to ask me as to what craft we are going to make today. And when I told him that we were going to build a snowman, his imagination grew wild. “Just like Elsa (from the movie Frozen) mom?” He asked. I nodded and he rejoiced!
Over the phone, I also heard him ordering wiggly eyes from his grandpa. Poor lolo, he didn’t understand what the kid was saying so I had to explain to him.haha. The lolo promised to buy him wiggly eyes and more craft materials which made the boy all the more excited!
Kyle loves crafting and he loves doing it with me (I wish we could do it more often!). I love this activity as it promotes playful learning– the kid learns so many things in a very fun way! Here are some other benefits of arts and crafts activities to kids:
- It develops the fine motor skills.
- It teaches number and color concepts in a very fun way.
- It teaches scientific processes like gluing and mixing colors.
- It develops thinking across multiple patterns of intelligence.
- It promotes positive emotional responses to learning.
- It builds self esteem.
The photos posted here are some of our recent projects. They’re all simple but very fun to do! Hurrah to arts and crafts! =)
|If you’re following me on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen this post. Kyle created this “pet” which he named, “Rory”!|
|My kid can be messy when he does his crafts but it’s always the beautiful kind of mess.|
|Cute truck, isn’t it? When it comes to art, there are no mistakes. The “imperfections” in cutting and gluing make the piece all the more beautiful!|
|We both enjoyed this project so so much as we had a very cool storytelling activity right after. Kyle and Thor were chained! Guess who saved the day?|