Getting messy with craft materials has many benefits for the development of your child, and the results are always beautiful! Read on to find out how to make two easy crafts for kids – shaving cream paint and crayon jewels!
Simple Craft for Kids: Making Shaving Cream Paint
Simple crafts for kids are easy options to keep young children busy. Making shaving cream paint is ideal for toddlers. Watching the swirling patterns the shaving cream and paint make when combined together will be great fun for your little ones! This is a simple kids’ craft that won’t take long to set up, so you have more time to get messy together! These two activities will need adult supervision, so they are good options for you to spend time together with your little ones.
What you will need:
- Shaving cream
- Liquid watercolour paint or food colouring
- Paper cups
- Plenty of paper
How to make it:
Step 1 - Prepare this Simple Craft Activity
To start your kids’ craft, fill the paper cups up with shaving cream. Then add a few drops of liquid colouring to each cup. You can keep the colours separate or show your child how two colours can mix together to make a new colour.
Step 2 - Watch Your Child Get Creative
Once the paint is mixed, you’re ready to go! Set your child up with a piece of paper and a paint brush and let them get creative with the shaving cream paint. It will be lots of fun to paint with something that has such a creamy texture. The results are most likely to be an awesome swirly mess! Alternatively, you can print out a template for your child to decorate with the paint.
Easy Recycling Craft for Kids: Making Crayon Jewels
This craft combines crayons and heat to create beautiful jewel-like stones. Making crayon jewels is a brilliant yet simple kids’ craft that will allow your child to express his or her creativity.
These crayon jewels still work as crayons – but offer a new shape and interesting mix of colours that kids are sure to enjoy! Your little ones will love having their own personalised crayons to play with.
These crayon jewels make also great gifts or ornaments for your home. You can also turn them into a game and create a treasure hunt! Hide the jewels around your garden or home and set your child the challenge of finding the hidden treasures. This is a fantastic way to encourage outdoor play and help them develop orientation skills.
What you will need:
- Kitchen knife (optional)
- Old crayons
- Moulded baking tray – a cupcake tray is perfect!
How to make it:
Step 1 - Kids' Craft Preperations
For this kids’ craft, you need to use a knife to chop the crayons into pea-size pieces. Make sure your child watches so they can learn useful chopping up skills. You could also break the crayons into small pieces, if you don’t want to use a knife. Keep the different colours separate so you can combine them together to make colourful patterns.
Step 2 - Make the Crayon Jewels
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees. Then you and your child can fill the moulds on the tray with different coloured crayon pieces. The more creative your child is with the pattern, the better the results will be! You can just use a tray with round moulds or you could be more inventive with different shaped moulds like hearts or animals.
Step 3 - Bake the Crayons
Bake until the crayons have just melted, approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Make sure to check on them regularly – you don’t want them to burn.
Step 4 - Easy Craft Results
Remove the shapes from the moulds after they have cooled. They should pop out easily ¬– if they are sticking, you can place the tray in the freezer. The crayon jewels will pop out more easily once they have been chilled.
Remember that these easy crafts can be messy! To reduce any staining to clothes, use lighter colours for the shaving cream paint and wear aprons. If your little ones do end up with any paint stains or crayon stains on their clothes, don’t worry! Surf excel is here to help you with your washing. Since you can trust Surf excel to get your clothes clean, you can relax and enjoy getting messy with these easy crafts for kids.
Have you tried these kids’ craft ideas at home? Share your experiences in the comments box below.