Craft activities are always fun for kids. Crayons, pencils, glitter pens, cutters, scissors, etc. the list goes on! Whether it is just coloring the characters, drawing lines or sticking stickers on them or a bit difficult and scary task such as using cutters and scissors to cut different shapes, kids love them all. However, it is always the job of parents or the supervisors to ensure that the kids enjoy these activities with fun and don’t get injured. So, here are interesting craft activities that you might enjoy doing with your kid and also ensuring his / her safety.
- Choose the activities carefully
Kids love all types of activities, but it is upon us to choose activities that ensure that they are safe for the kids. Not all craft activities are safe for the kids. So, above all, it is your responsibility to choose the right craft activities for your kid.
Consider the age, the finger grip of your child and also his/her interests while choosing the activities for your child.
- Arrange everything and keep it at hands distance from the kid
Once you have chosen the possible fun craft activities for your child, remember to gather everything before you sit with your child. Once you have everything near your hand, you can then use them one by one based on your needs.
This will help you to finish everything without any disturbance. This also means additional security for your child, especially if your kid is extra curious on using the things around him. There can be several accidents, if you are not supervising your child cautiously while doing the fun craft activities.
For instance, if you have gathered almost all your needs and stand to fetch a simple glue, your child might actually get his hands or fingers cut with a scissors or cutter that you may have forgotten on the table. OR, your child might just gulp down something like beads or shimmer which may prove to be really hazardous for him/her.
- Sit and share the activity with your child
Always workout the activities with your kid. This way, you can spend some quality time with your kid and also teach him/her certain creative things. Moreover, this is also the best way to supervise your child, especially when he is busy doing something creative and fun. It strengthens the bondage between you and your child as well.
- Give him the simpler tasks
When you are sitting with your child for some activities, remember to divide the tasks equally. Give the simpler tasks to your child which he/she will enjoy doing while you can choose to do the cuttings and more difficult tasks. This way you can also secure your kid from getting hurt while doing such craft activities.
- Go slow on Cutting and scissors
Children love to do the forbidden tasks. If you tell them not to take the scissors, it is 100% guaranteed that they will touch it and perhaps use it as well. So, for the best of solutions, choose to sit with them and assist them in these activities. If your child is old enough, you may teach him or her to use a scissor or a cutter safely. Also, choose to start with the kids creativity tools which are not too sharp or dangerous.
Also, for an emergency situation, always keep a first aid kit handy for you and your child. This is most helpful when your child gets a little hurt while doing his project.