Art And Craft Ideas For Kindergarten

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A kids pottery wheel is a unique gift that will enhance your child's skills in many ways that may not always be obvious. This educational toy aids learning in many ways, whilst offering fun and entertainment.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

I have listed a few reasons that I have found this toy to be helpful with, but you may discover there are many more.

1) Hand and eye coordination – repeating a process through repetiton and practice helps a child to visualise the end project whillst the hands undertake the manual task. Moulding and throwing the clay makes the hands work and helps to promote dexterity and develop those small muscles. This is great for any children that need to develop fine motor skills. Pottery is a very 'hands on' skill that will get your child's hands working hard. Painting, decorating and manipulating the clay will all work towards strengthening the hand muscles..

2) Healthy Development – These toys that are not only designed for fun but they also help with areas of personal development and provide an alternative path into the world of art. Healthy development encompasses emotional, physical and social aspects of growth and learning.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

3) Artistic development – when a child learns to create they also discover their thoughts and feelings as well as how they are able to relate to things. This increases independent thinking which instils confidence in one's own decision making.

4) Clay for play – once your child realises the versatility of clay they can be creators of anything they choose. The imagination can run wild and they can make anything from jewellery to pots, name plates and more. Creating a pot or vase on a pottery wheel for children will add a new dimension to learning.

5) Concentration and focus – once in the process of creating a pot or any other object on a pottery wheel for kids, a child will have to focus not only on the process but also on the many other skills that are required. Patience, determination and concentration are just a few of the skills they will require to hone and develop .

By creating a healthy environment and activity for your child to play in you will be doing more than giving your child a toy. You will enhance your child's self-confidence, social, physical and emotional skills.

There are many educational tools about for you and your family to enjoy. TV and computer games can't compete with some family fun and great entertainment.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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