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Summer 2012: Keeping Your Kids Busy With Art and Craft Lessons

April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 153

Young children always look forward to their summers. During summer, they are free from classes, boring homework and assignments. You can bet your whole savings that your child intends to spend his or her whole summer vacation glued either to the television or computer games. That is why it is your job to distract him or her with projects that are fun and educational - art and craft lessons.

Art and crafts lessons can be educational, if you know how to incorporate fun lessons into it that can get your child to start thinking. Make sure you keep art material and craft supplies in stock because to keep them busy you should have one art project every day. Try to buy eco-friendly art materials and craft supplies because it is an important lesson for your children to go green. You need to incorporate lessons that teach your child to be responsible citizens.

Other lessons that you can try out:

1) Make a scrapbook A scrap book is a good way to let your child's creativity. The best thing about a scrap book is that it can be about anything. You can make it a science project where your child can collect different leaves and observe the trees. Or you can allow your child to take interesting photographs that you can print and paste it on his or her scrap book. With every photograph, your child can write a short essay describing why he or she found the object in the photograph interesting.

2) Teach you kids to make a groovy lava lamp You don't need special art materials to make a lava lamp because you will find all the stuff easily in your home. All you need is a clean plastic bottle, water, vegetable oil, different food colors and effervescent antacids tablets. A groovy lamp would be your child's first chemistry lessons on mixtures and solutions.

3) Origami and paper craft Origami and paper craft are a fun way to teach your child's rules about dimensions, angles, shapes and geometrical figures. You can also add a touch of history in by explaining to your child how origami came into existence. Special origami like paper crane has special significance behind it.

There are thousands more such fun and educational projects that require simple art materials and household stuff. Try these projects with your kids to get their brains ticking and to let their imagination flow.

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