Today we welcome a guest post full of fun and easy craft ideas that you might like to try over the holidays. This guest post has been written and sponsored by the team at Vistaprint!
Craft is a great way to keep kids’ imaginations and creativity fresh. Activities like personalised
T-Shirt Printing, making collages, and painting are some ways you can bond with your child while also providing an educational environment.
Look at these fun examples of personalised T-shirt printing made easy with Vistaprint…….
There are so many more design options to explore!
Why not show off a special photo of the kids or their favourite artwork for all to see!
Let’s look at some other easy yet fun ideas that will stimulate your child’s learning:
You will need fabric paint, brushes, stencils and stamps to do t-shirt printing. First, get an old plain t-shirt and spread it on the floor (preferably outside!) Set up the paints and stencils and let your child begin painting their picture. Let them draw whatever they like, and encourage them to use all the materials; the stencils, stamps and crayons for their t-shirt painting. You can even make your own stamps with sponges or cardboard, by cutting them out into different shapes. During occasions like Christmas get into the spirit by t-shirt painting a Christmas-themed design!
If you have an occasion coming up, making a costume is a good idea. There are plenty of ideas for costumes (and how-to guides) on the web if you need inspiration. However the best inspiration will come from your child – ask him or her what they would like to dress up as. Some simple costume ideas include superhero, ballerina or a favourite animal.
Baking cupcakes is a great way to entertain your kids. If you’re not much of a chef yourself, grab a box of cupcake mix from the local grocery and prepare it at home with your kids. Give your child clear instructions and offer help if they need it – but let them work at their own pace. Children like to feel useful, and they need to be praised when they achieve or try hard at a task. Of course, the best thing about baking cupcakes will be eating them afterwards!
Making jewellery together…..
Making jewellery is quite an easy, mess-free activity that you can do indoors, during a rainy afternoon. To make a bracelet or a necklace, have handy some thin cord or string, and some beads of different shapes, sizes and colours. Let your child thread the beads through, and tie it when they’re done.
Like t-shirt printing, finger painting can get quite messy. You can use gloves, but you don’t have to. This is about encouraging your child’s motor skills and creativity. You can finger paint on paper, cardboard or anything else you think would make a good canvas. Hang up the artworks in the living area or on in their bedroom.
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My girls love ‘designing their own fashions’ and would love to make specially designed T-shirts. I think they’d make great ‘one of a kind’ gifts too!
Deborah Alter-Rasche says
Ooh, a self designed t-shirt would be fun! 🙂
Happy Whimsical Hearts says
We’ve painted t shirts before and it was a huge hit 🙂
I love Vista print but had no idea they did graphics on T-shirts. I see a self-promotion t-shirt coming for christmas (only joking!)
We’ve never done the tshirt painting before, I think it would keep my girls busy for hours. These are definitely great ideas to keep in mind for the Christmas holidays:) xx
JDaniel4's Mom says
We haven’t painted t-shirts before. What a great idea!
Oooo, great ideas!!