We’ll now move forward and review some useful tips you can use to make your family’s crafting more fun.
Try to find crafts that relate to your kids’ interests. As an example, if your child likes some particular area like wildlife, then find a craft that is about wildlife. The most important consideration is for the crafts to naturally get and keep the attention spans and fascination of your kids. If you find yourself trying to sell an idea or push something onto your kids, then you know something is up and not quite right. Kids won’t care at all about scissors, right handed or left handed or whatever, because if they’re really interested it just won’t matter. It’s the process of engagement and having fun, and that’s all that really matters in the end. Try to do your crafts in a big enough room. You want to have enough working space. Sometimes right and left-handed children working together, like using left-handed scissors, will need a bit more space so they’re not clashing with elbows, etc. The extra or adequate space just lets everyone feel some freedom, plus they can more easily keep track of everything they’re using. Folks trying to do anything in a tight space will tend to cause friction, and then the fun of crafting is lost. More space lets people feel calm, and there will be a reduced chance of anything getting spilled, etc.
If you have let your kids choose their own crafts, never ask “what is that?” Look What I made, is short for isn’t this great mom! Don’t guess what they have made just praise it with what a great job you did! You don’t want to call it the wrong thing.
This can be a detrimental mistake when the “bear” was supposed to be grandpa! Your child will be excited when you ask them to tell you about their project and what inspired it. You will avoid hurting their feelings with this method and they’ll love being able to talk about their project.
Craft time does not have to be stressful. We have given you the tools to have a fun and low stress craft time with the kids. Prepare to be patient, this is a basic rule of thumb when crafting with kids.
You will be able to stay calmer and more ready to tackle the craft if you prepare well in advance making sure not to forget the left handed scissors then just stay patient no matter how long it may take. Make the project a fun time for you and your kids!