Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that kids have to spend their evenings zoning out in front of the television. To avoid cabin fever, the Kelson Group blog team has put together a list of a few fun no-mess kids crafts for our Abbotsford residents.
No-mess finger painting
Toddlers love sensory activities such as finger painting, but parents might not like the mess that comes with it. For a great alternative place a blank sheet of paper on your table, fill a large, clear plastic zip top bag with paints and smooth out all the air bubbles. Zip it up and use tape to block off all the sides. You’ll end up with something that looks like this and gives your kids a great activity to do without the mess. Paint can be purchased at Michaels (32700 South Fraser Way), which is about nine minutes away from our Delair Court Apartments (35160 & 35180 Delair Road).
Four-Minute Play Dough Recipe
If you want play dough without all of the mystery ingredients, The Imagination Tree is a website loaded with DIY crafts that has posted an excellent tutorial of how to make your own play dough at home. This simple guide is a fun and interactive craft to do with your kids that doesn’t make any mess and will provide hours of entertainment. To find out what you’ll need, click here.
Sandpaper printed Tee
Kids love to make personalized items, especially ones they can wear. With this craft parents can get in on the fun too. All you’ll need are some good crayons, a plain tee shirt, fine sandpaper and an iron. Sandpaper can be purchased from the local Blackwood Building Centre Ltd. (33050 South Fraser Way), which is just four minutes away from our Wellesley Manor Apartments (1916 McCallum Road). Have your kids colour a cool design onto the sandpaper and make sure they know it will be transferred onto the shirt. To read the rest of the instructions, click here.
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