Right now Phoenyx is 4 years old.
He is part time preschool in the mornings but the rest of the afternoon I have to figure out things to keep him busy till its dads shift. Paper crafting is one thing that kids to love to do. It’s creative, easy for kids of all ages and doesn’t require a ton, if any, preparation to get started. In this case, the paper craft is as simple as drawing a heart ( or printing/cutting one out) and using a variety of scrapbook or construction paper shapes to fill it in.
To quickly prep my shapes, I cut construction paper into strips and then into squares. Then, because hearts are an odd shape themselves, I randomly cut the squares into other shapes but grabbing and cutting down the middle in no real specific fashion. If you have a child that can use scissors on their own, this may also be a good cutting craft (as always, supervise your kids).
Don’t Break My Heart this Valentines Day: Paper Cutting Craft for Kids
I know that I do a lot of intensive crafts around here, so I also like to offer kid friendly as well. I have found that when I focus intentionally on the kids with crafting, it causes them to get creative on their own time without me present. I may be the unwilling victim of a few glitter bombs in my office, but I love when my children break in and make things. Try this paper craft for a quick and easy way to keep kids busy or to even make grandma a card! Love you guys! ~Trisha
(or click below to see one of these great crafts)