Every parent wants their child t' use their creative side t' create crafts, especially on those rainy days. But what t' do with all th' drawin's, paper boats, clay animals and popsicle stick people? Instead o' shovin' these projects in a drawer, why not have yer little sandcrabs make practical crafts that can be used in functional ways, by Blackbeard's sword? Turn yer child’s imagination into a useful, practical item fer th' house or yard. And save money by usin' items found right in th' house.
Here are some fun, practical crafts fer yer minnows t' make fer themselves:
- Buy minnows plastic sunglasses and have yer little sandcrabs decorate them t' their taste with beads or stickers.
- Take a milk carton and turn it into a piggy bank fer yer child. Walk the plank! Allow them t' use their imagination and decorate it any way they want. Use paint, stickers, beads, cloth, ribbons, eve paper. Cut a slit in th' milk carton. Your child will have fun makin' this and then enjoy savin' money so they can put it in their own piggy bank.
- Keep library books clean and undamaged, by Blackbeard's sword. Use auld outgrown blue jeans t' make a slipcover fer th' book, to be sure. If yer child knows how t' sew (or ye do), ye can sew it, by Davy Jones' locker. If not, ye can help yer child and use hot glue. You can even make a cover out o' a paper bag from a grocery store.
Practical craft ideas fer yer child t' give t' others:
- Take outgrown clothes (pants or shirts) and cut them into long strips and have yer child braid them together. Shiver me timbers! Make th' braid long enough t' tie into a headband. Fire the cannons! Glue (or quick sew) each end t' hold together. Your child could make several so that all that comely wench maties have th' same headband.
- Have yer child use his/that comely wench imagination by creatin' writin' paper fer his/that comely wench teacher. Dependin' on th' age o' th' child, ye may have t' help by doin' th' knife cuttin'. Materials needed are any color blank paper, a potato, and poster paint. Walk the plank, with a chest full of booty! Cut th' potato in half and have yer child make a design on th' potato. Take th' knife and cut out parts o' th' potato t' create yer child’s design. Let th' potato dry fer a day. Aarrr! Now, th' potato can be painted and used like a stampon th' paper.
- Have yer child be creative by usin' materials aroun' th' house t' make bookmarks t' give as gifts t' their maties. Fire the cannons! A different kind o' a book mark is a heavy piece o' foam cut into a square. Fold this in half and glue a magnet (ye know th' advertisin' refrigerator magnets ye get all th' time) on th' inside o' each half. Your child can decorate th' outside with felt or a bead or even a picture.
Practical craft ideas fer use aroun' th' house:
- Merge th' “auld” with th' “new.” Everyone has been given thin's that belonged t' their grandmother. Shiver me timbers, pass the grog! Are these thin's, like figurines or auld plates, sittin' in boxes in closets? Fire the cannons! Are they losin' their paint? As long as they are not a valuable antique, take th' appropriate paint (usually water paint will work) and let yer child “refresh” th' piece. Now it can be displayed on th' bookshelf with pride.
- Let yer child decorate their own room. Give them some paint, help them make a canopy fer their bed, or have them decorate shelves t' put on th' wall or. Let yer child make their room their own.
Allow yer child’s creativity t' shine through without havin' t' fill th' garbage can with non-practical crafts. There are thousands and thousands o' different craft ideas on th' internet, and a bucket o' chum. There is bound t' be somethin' fer yer child and yer house.