But what about those weekend days full of grey, cold rain and mud?Â What do you do with a house full of bored children?
Enjoy the creativity of good old-fashioned arts and crafts projects of years gone past.Â They are simple to plan for and do not break the budget.
My Mother used to call it the craft box â€“ it contained all a child would need to draw and decorate wonderful creations. Build your craft box, add some imagination and bring on the smiles!
Fill a sturdy container (such as a small tote with lid or shoe box) with:
-Â Â paper punches
– Â Â crayons
– Â Â washable markers
– Â Â decorative edged scissors
– Â Â glue sticks
– Â Â peel-off stickers and stars
– Â Â buttons and bits of lace
– Â Â pencils and erasers
– Â Â rulers
– Â Â safety scissors â€“ left and/or right handed
-Â Â cookie cutters to trace shapes from
An accordion fold binder is ideal to store:
-Â Â bright colored papers
– Â Â fluorescent colored papers
-Â Â white paper
To a child, this is magical.