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Doing Crafts with Your Kids Has Lifelong Benefits

(5 Quick and Low-Mess Crafts to Do)
by Rebecca Eanes


  1. Tissue paper craft by Craftulate. Draw any design your child would like (a sunflower is used here) and simply provide shreds of tissue paper and glue. Show your child who to bunch the paper into little balls and glue them on the picture. Easy-peasy!

  2. Streamer rainbows by Happiness is Homemade. This craft is adorable and super easy to make. Cut a paper plate in half, glue cotton balls onto the plate for the “cloud” effect. Hang streamers in multiple colors from the cloud.

  3. Pom Pom Rainbow Collage by Dayna Bayna. I think this craft is great, but I loved most was the story Dayna told about how it didn’t go according to plan! It’s a good lesson for us type A’s to realize it doesn’t have to BE a certain way to be fun and beneficial. Just let the kids create! Here you’ll need some pom poms, a large sheet of paper, colored pencils, and glue. This craft encourages color sorting, recognition, matching, and fine motor skills. Win!
Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.


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