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50 Key Messages – Craft ideas for you and your child

19 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages – Craft ideas for you and your child

Craft ideas for you and your child

Making Crowns

This is a fun and easy way to make a crown for your little prince or princess.

Whether you are planning for a party or looking to fill a rainy day, this is a great craft activity for you and your child to do together.

  • Allow your child to customise their crown. Encourage them to use different materials and get creative with paint, markers, glue and glitter.
  • When they are finished, take a scissors and cut into the open end of the cup to create points. It’s your turn to have some fun.
  • When you are both happy with the crown, make some small cuts close to the base. Take a plain plastic hairband and thread it through the paper cup.

Paper Lanterns with LED Bulbs

These lanterns make great decorations.

Make sure you can source LED bulbs before you start.

  • Print out the template, on your desired paper OR you can print one to be used for lots of tracings.
  • Cut the lantern shape out of desired paper
  • Using a hole punch, you can design your lantern.
  • Carefully fold all the corners up
  • Take a long piece of tape and place it on the INSIDE of the box and very carefully pull the opposite side up and seal tightly. You do not want light coming out of the edges, so take time to seal these well.
  • Carefully insert the LED bulb and you’re done.

TIPS: Get creative! You can cut the lanterns out of all kinds of paper (i.e. wrapping paper at Christmas and birthdays, magazines, coloured card)

Download template 1.8_crafts_PAPER_LANTERN_template

Paper Garland

Garlands are a great way to decorate your child’s room and make great decorations for a birthday.

Make sure you and your child are careful when using the needle and perhaps have a designated ‘safe spot’ for it to rest.

  • Print out the template, on your desired paper OR you can print one to be used for lots of tracings.
  • Make a number of items to string along the garland. Get creative with your child about what you could do.
  • Decide how long you need the garland to be and add 6 inches when cutting the string
  • Tie a loop of the end of the string and knot it
  • Thread a needle with a large eye
  • Carefully punch the needle through an entry point and exit point on the right side of the fish; proceed in the same way, using the same spacing, until the garland is full.
  • Tie another loop of the end of the string and knot it
  • The garland is ready to hang up.

Download template 1.8_crafts_FISH_GARLAND_template

Source https://www.tusla.ie/parenting-24-seven/6-12-years/the-parent-child-relationship-is-key/craft-ideas-for-you-and-your-child/

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