If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
There are many creative ways to incorporate science and education into your crafting time. Awe-inspiring projects with household products are the perfect way to add a little excitement to learning with your children. Here are some great ways to craft and learn at the same time!
These recycled bird feeders will be done in no time with plenty of opportunities to learn about local birds. The wintertime is especially great to teach kids about the availability of food during the colder months, and why it’s important to help out our feathered friends.
Dancing Oobleck – Housing a Forest
Oobleck is so much fun alone and can teach about different states of matter, but putting it on top of a subwoofer can also help kids learn about sound waves!
Crystal Egg Geodes – Feels Like Home
Teach kids about the way that crystals form and create these beautiful crystals from household materials. This experiment takes a little patience, but the results are worth it.
Ocean in a Bottle – Happy Hooligans
Use this quick and easy craft to teach 2 different lessons! The science side helps kids learn about density of liquids and why oil and water don’t mix. Or you can use this fun experiment as a compliment to an ocean lesson.
Magnetic Slime – Frugal Fun for Boys
Teach about magnetisim with a fun slime experiment. Imagine the look on your child’s face when they see the magnet attract the slime! I wouldn’t be able to believe it myself!
Painting with Ice Chalk and Oil – Learn Play Imagine
This another great way to teach about liquid density. In addition to creating a fun art project, kids get to play with ice – perfect for a summer day. Or crank up the heat today!
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