Easy Crafts to do with Your Children this week
We’re all in lock down for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find fun ways to pass the time. Here are some thoughts on crafts you can do with children.
Quick Playdough Recipe
Perfect for the budding Michelangelo, this easy Playdough recipe will keep your kids entertained for the entire afternoon. You will need:
8 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp table salt
60ml warm water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Makes 1 coloured ball
Prep 10 minutes
See the recipe in full here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe
For under 5s: A great activity. Don’t focus on too much other than the fun.
For under 10s: Start to introduce some maths to keep them thinking. Ask about doubling and tripling the recipe. If you decide to add food colouring, experiment with the vibrancy of the colours.
For tweens and teens: Use the dough to create models of scenes in a book you’re reading, or models of cells, plants, and animals for a quick biology lesson.
Bird Seed Ornaments
If you’re looking for a creative way to bring the outside world in, creating bird seed ornaments are perfect. This easy recipe requires:
Unflavored gelatin (about 2 and a half teaspoons)
Corn syrup (3 tablespoons)
A touch of oil
For under 5s: Again, the fun is in the activity!
For under 10s: Keep introducing maths to this game, and talk about the qualities of gelatin and how it holds things together. Get your children to brainstorm other ingredients that would keep the seeds sticky.
For tweens: After making the ornaments, have your children watch the feeders, and identify as many types of birds as they can.