Children’s Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts benefit children in a number of ways. Physiologically, it helps train the right side of the brain. This side of the brain is controls more artsy creative endeavors. It also makes kids more social and helps them express themselves. When both sides of the brain work in tandem together, this results in the child reaching his fullest potential. It helps them develop lifelong skills of organization and creation. It also makes the child happy, and this is what all parents want for their children. Also, conveniently, children are more manageable when they are happy. Arts and crafts develop positive memories that will last a lifetime. It keeps their minds busy, which is also good for brain growth. Your child learns to think with an open mind. He learns to also observe and describe, as well as analyze and interpret things. Your kid will learn with or without words to express feelings, a good way to maintain a healthy balance of emotions.

Your child will learn problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, dance, music and theater and art-making skills, language and vocabulary of the arts. Your child will discover that there is more than just one right answer to any problem, and he will learn to evaluate multiple points of view. It will also show him that school can be fun and that playing can be learning. Crafting or painting can be two major outlets to not just brain development, but human development. Your kid can also become more social, as said previously, and will collaborate with other children and with adults. Arts introduce children to cultures from around the world, ones the child will not otherwise be able to experience and indulge in. Also, arts despite any deficiencies a child might have allows children to blossom and excel in the arts. Art builds confidence. Every child can be proud of a piece of art, because there is no one right way to make art. Art also builds community. Schools with a variety of differences can celebrate the arts as one community.

Examples of good children arts and crafts are painting and construction. Boys like to build forts or solid, often three-dimensional entities. This can correlate with “War” games or similar. A painting could be as simple as a barn with grass and a rising sun. It could also be as complex as an attempt at Monet impressionism. There are a variety of arts and crafts. One good example is making a tree by drawing black marker on a page. Or, a child could make a tree by drawing it with a brown pen. In either case, then use hole puncher scraps of paper and glue them to the brown tree. This creates a festive and unique craft that brings delight to every child. It is creative, and simple to make.

Crafts come in a multitude of veins. One theme is the use of jars during Halloween. It has nothing to do with a pumpkin, but is a rather decorative, simple project. Take a glass jar and put a candle in it. Then decorate the outside by splaying white glue across the front. Also, press on small leaves and snowmen. You can make snowmen out of white paper, candy cane, and other materials or one can simply draw a Santa, or, even more simply, print out a copy of an image of Santa from the internet and paste it on.

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