Celebrate National Craft Month!
Did you know March is National Craft Month? We love crafts all of the time at The Lucky Childe, but are excited to celebrate one of our favorite things this month. Way back in in 1994, the Craft and Hobby Association declared March as the month to celebrate all things crafting. The establishment of the national day is to help everyone rediscover the joy of crafting, taking the time to learn new crafts, possibly finding a new craft or perhaps revisiting an old favorite craft or hobby! During the month of March, it’s time for crafters to get crafting, regardless if you enjoy painting, coloring, play-doh, paper making or DIY projects– March is about exploring your creativity!
Here is a list of crafts to do with kids to help you and your little celebrate all month long.
As we all know, there are many painting options for your little one. You can use watercolor paints and create a one-of-a-kind scribble drawing. Or you can choose an Acrylic painting activity like these tape painting ideas. Our favorite is the name and handprint activity!
If you are looking for just a traditional painting activity, put some scrap paper on the kitchen table and let your childe create their own masterpiece!
An oldie but goodie, we all remember sitting in our bedroom or at the kitchen table to color. Whether we had step-by-step coloring pages or a blank page, coloring was a wonderful past time.
Crayola offers a range of free coloring pages, from simple spring themed pages to detailed pages like Easter Egg Surprise or Camping Search and Find.
If you want to keep it simple, put out some blank paper, crayons, colored pencils, markers or all three and let your childe color away!
Get those hands ready! Play-Doh is the perfect hands-on activity to do with kids. Whether you are purchasing your Play-Doh or making your own, creating something with Play-Doh is always fun. Even think about using cookie cutters for fun shapes or creating an activity like this play-doh for a fossil hunt. Play-doh allows your little to create a work of art while also improving their fine motor skills and increasing their curiosity.
The possibilities are endless with paper crafts for kids. From the white paper snowflakes at Christmas time to Origami Transformers, crafting with paper is a simple activity. We loved these paper crafts for kids that spotlights paper-based crafts for all ages.
Along with making your own play-doh, think about making your own slime, kinetic sand or moon sand! With do it yourself crafts, you can make them ahead of time or involve the whole family in the creation.
It’s important to remember to have fun and let your little’s imagination soar. Crafting fosters creativity while also helping them develop their motor skills. Crafting also gives children the ability to experiment and provides a new way of thinking, which will extend well beyond the craft table.
We hope you and your littles create lasting memories while crafting together during National Craft Month!