Children play such a huge part in our world today. They are the future generations that will take over for us once we are gone. That being said it is important that we raise up Godly children to be Godly men and women. One of the best ways to teach children about God, and just good morals in general, is through art. Art has been proven to be a great method of teaching and therapy. Schools, hospitals and parents all over the world use art for fun and teaching. I have a few good tips for all you crafters out there to use when it comes to working with children.
1. The simplest of crafts will entertain kids. Examples: coloring pages, paper airplanes, etc. Don’t stress over crafts for your kids, anything can entertain them if you make it seem exciting!
2. Companies like Oriental Trading or ABC Distributing offer great craft supplies. They typically come prepackaged and individually wrapped which makes for an easy set up and clean up. You an also buy in bulk for parties or Vacation Bible Schools.
3. Turn to Pinterest! There are so many great ideas for crafts made of things that you probably have sitting around your house.
4. There are a ton of FREE coloring pages offered online for nearly any event/activity you could think of! Just Google free coloring pages, and the opportunities are endless.
Crafting is also a great way to stimulate children’s minds. It encourages and strengthens creativity in ways nothing else can do. With summer coming up, I encourage you to plan 3 or 4 crafts that you and the kids can do together a week.
If you find any great children’s crafts, let me know! I’d love to see what you guys can come up with!