Welcome spring by entertaining kids with fun activities. DIY easy crafts for kids are fun and great for their motor skills development. Check out the blossomed tree, a Montessori-based DIY activity for preschoolers.
When a project is carried out using the hands, but not tools, these are considered crafts; These have an indispensable ingredient and creativity. In ancient times, crafts were used to survive to create tools that would make life easier.
Nowadays, crafts are no longer made out of necessity. However, they are a necessary tool for developing many skills, especially when we are so little. Through them, hand movements and creativity are strengthened, and self-esteem and confidence, among others. It is such a powerful tool for the integral development of children. It is not only used in schools and homes; crafts are also used as therapy for children and adults with disabilities.
When doing manual work, we focus attention on the activity carried out. At the same time, the body moves according to the craft that we are doing. In this way, indispensable mental processes such as attention and memory are strengthened, and hand movements are stimulated. Therefore, the brain is exercising.
All kinds of crafts can be done with children and using different materials such as recyclables. That helps to promote learning about the importance of caring for the environment. When working on crafts with children, it is relevant to take into account their development and abilities. In this way, they can be provided with the appropriate materials that strengthen their physical, cognitive, and emotional skills.
THEME: DIY EASY CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this DIY easy crafts activity, children will strengthen their hands and finger movements and their creativity.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This DIY craft activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently, with an adult's accompaniment.
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- A drawing of a log (previously made)
- Tree leaves in a container
- Flowers in a container
- Glue in a container
- A paintbrush in a container
Use the brush to spread the glue where the branches of the tree are located.
Put the leaves and flowers on the trunk to form a beautiful tree.
A DIY easy craft of a blossomed tree with real leaves and flowers
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Together with DIY easy crafts for kids, give kids new worksheets too. Click the link below to download free printable tree-themed worksheets.
Download the Free Printable Worksheets for Preschoolers
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS DIY EASY CRAFT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 4
This DIY easy craft activity can be done with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level and make the exercise more appealing for children, they can go on an ecological walk to collect the leaves and flowers before starting the manual activity. After the hike, children can glue the leaves on the cardboard, classifying colors and sizes.In this way, a DIY activity appropriate to children's development and abilities will be carried out.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This DIY easy craft activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level and make the exercise more attractive, and if children want it, both of you can also do an ecological walk. In addition to the leaves and flowers, you can collect dry leaves to make the trunk with them, so you will not need to use the trunk drawing. In this way, a spring activity appropriate to children's development and abilities will be carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – BLOSSOMED TREE DIY EASY CRAFT FOR KIDS
In this DIY easy crafts video, you will find the step-by-step of the "BLOSSOMED TREE" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children, in which they will make a tree handcraft using real flowers and leaves.
This DIY easy craft activity will allow children to develop precision in hand and finger movements, creativity, focus, memory, self-reliance, autonomy, hand-eye coordination, patience, determination, and confidence skills. The materials needed are a drawing of a log (previously made), leaves of a tree in a container, flowers in a container, glue in a container, and a paintbrush in a container.
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