Arts and Crafts on a budget
Our summer hads been filled with fun (obviously the odd squabble too.) As my kids have got older they spend more and more time playing with their friends and with each other, watching films, going on tablets and relaxing with music. Sometimes I watch a film with them and we will paly board games but on the whole I am not as involved int heir play as much as I was when they were little.
One are a we still absolutely love to share though is arts and crafts. It s important to me that my children stay creative as they get older. So many children confident and secure in their creativity as little ones become terrible self-conscious and awkward about it as they get older and as a result they slow down hugely on arts and crafts.
Being creative not only helps in all areas of eduction but it I also really good for the soul. It makes you happy, proud, think differently about things. So I’m all for keeping arts and crafts alive in the family home.
Arts and Crafts on a budget – top tips
One thing that I think can put people off arts and crafts is their expense. craft items can be really costly. But, if you shop around their are some great value arts and crafts items to be found.
Over at The Works you can get 10 craft items for £10. Now that’s a good deal. We love to make cards and they are a great money saver and these craft embellishments would just be perfect.
Homemade cards always indicate that thought and effort have been put in and people (especially family) love to receive them. My really creative niece jasmine recently made me on with a plasticine caterpillar on with all her siblings thumbprints in each section. It was so cute.
My daughter likes to raid the recycling bin and make models out of boxes and milk jugs ..another inexpensive source of crafting.
I find when we sit and craft together we always have a really good talk too as it is the one time the kids are still enough, I love these times.
Arts and crafts remain a firm family favourite and I hoping this will continue for many more years to come.
If you have found this lttle post on arts and crafts on a budget to be useful you might also like my post on egg box crafts