Get your hands dirty and create something with your child. Yes, you can always watch Netflix or get your Sesame Street on, but when you’ve got a bit more life in you, why not embark on a fun art project? There’s no reason to break the bank or even search out supplies outside of the home. There are plenty of easy projects that you can get started on today.
Inexpensive Art Projects for You and Your Child
While it’s not a dog, or a cat, or a snake, it is something that your child will can take pride in having created, it’s also a pet that even your child can take care of. Bust out the art smock, pencils, paint, and markers and get your scribble on. Pets, buildings, plants, and whatever else your child can imagine can be constructed on this rock solid canvas. It’s as simple as penciling a design before painting the necessary areas.
DIWM (Do It With Mom) Piggy Bank
No childhood is complete without a piggy bank. Here is your opportunity to give your child a proper upbringing by bestowing them with a place to put all that loose change that they happen upon in-between couch pillows and on the streets. You’ll need to help your toddler make the proper cuts, after that’s done they’ll have the freedom to paint and use the personalized label of their choice to turn their little piggies into their first bank.
Plastic Bottle Bowling
Who knew a lesson in recycling could be so fun? Paint and/or fill your transparent empty bottles with colored sand and prepare to play. A quick and easy art project quickly leads to a game that you and your child can both delight in playing.
Glow In the Dark Slime
Allow your child to bask in the glory that were the slime-days of Nickelodeon. You won’t need to buy anything special or expensive to turn regular slime into glow in the dark goo. To create your own slime you’ll need Elmer’s glue, water, glow in the dark paint, green neon food coloring, and borax.
A quirkier version of pet rock friends are clamshells that come to life after a little arts and crafts alteration. All these little guys need is a pair of eyes to make them go from inanimate to animate. Give these seashells the ability to see with a couple white beads and blotches of paint. Be sure to keep the hot glue gun away from your little one while it warms up and during application.
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