Not only a time for shopping, Black Friday weekend is a perfect time to start a new holiday craft with your child.
Help your child to find a hobby that could be not only something new to learn but also a gift they can give. As they make gifts for the holiday, not only will it keep little fingers busy but encourage fine motor control. Find online videos or library books that teach you and your child a new craft.
- Hand Print with paint a homemade poem
- Fleece Tied Blankets
- Footprint painted T-Shirt
- Personalized Handprint Canvas Bag
- Craft Stick Vase or Pencil Holder
- Decoupage Paperweight made from rocks or seashells
- Soap, or candles
- Wreaths made from mountain treasures
- Cookies in a painted jar
- Dried Flower Sachet made from summer flowers
- Garden Stepping Stones
- Pine Cone Decorations
- Jewelry made from beads or buttons
- Knit or crochet scarves
- Quilt potholders
- Cook, jams, jelly, pickles, spiced-tea bags, nine-bean soup mix
- Navigate a computer program like…Photoshop or Excel. To make calendars.
- Your child could help you get a start on handmade Christmas cards, see slide show below.
- Your children can start now, recording a story for each member of the family, or writing a cookbook.
Or learn new crafts the old-fashioned way, Ask a talented grandparent, friend or neighbor to teach you and your child.
Black Friday weekend gives us family time to plan and accomplish holiday projects with our children. As the holidays stretch out before your children, encourage them to begin making their own or helping you create holiday gifts.
With a little time and encouragement they can become aware of the process it takes to create; an interesting by product will be that their sense of purpose becomes as important as the object itself. The act of creating becomes a gift and memory for your child. The added secret bonus…they learn to follow directions and improve fine motor control.
Whether they give or receive creative handiwork is a gift that will bring joy and satisfaction to both you and your children. Black Friday weekend offers us the wonderful opportunity of time to create. A trip to the library will give you craft and holiday-project books. Check out online craft resources, or get out those Christmas craft books and videos, make coco and get creative.