Do you want to have fun with your kids but lack the budget to treat them out or buy them a new toy?
The wonderful news is you can have just as much fun at home. In fact, you would probably have loads more fun in the relaxed and familiar environment of your own home.
Dedicating an hour or two over the weekends to do some arts and crafts with your children is a fabulous and cheap way to bond and have fun. More importantly, arts and crafts projects are great for your child’s brain development.
According to Raise Smart Kid, an online publication, the two hemispheres of the brain must work together to realize the brain’s full potential. Art stimulates and strengthens the right hemisphere, allowing for the development of both the left and right sides of the brain.
The site also cites a list by the New York Center for Arts Education on the benefits children reap from exposure to art, which includes thinking creatively, learning to express feelings, being able problem-solve, and being open to different points of view.
Here are arts and crafts ideas to get you started: