Kids are full of creativity & energy. Here’s how you can let them unleash their imagination and go wild. “Colouring outside the lines is a fine art” says Kim Nance. How true…
Here’s a fun idea to make the party for little ones more happening. There is a golden rule we all should remember: Kids love mess! Kids love to create. So what best way to engage a bunch of energy filled munchkins – Give them lots of paints and brushes and sponges and lots of paper, and don’t tell them what to do and more importantly what not to do.
Once in a while it’s good to let them be without instructions – that’s when they are at their creative best. Make sure you pick a location that you don’t have to worry about when the kids are at the job with colors and splish – splashes. Either a terrace or a balcony or even a park with a mat for them to sit and paint would do. Tape the papers to the floor if you can and write their names on the sheets. If you have a terrace and no easels, here’s what you can do – Stick the thermocol sheets with a double tape to the side walls and pin the sheets of paper on to it, once the painting is done all you have to do is put up a fresh sheet and pin it.
Materials you might need:
- Washable colors – Faber Castle little jars are good (non toxic) or Camlin water color tubes (for older kids)
- Paper plates or little pallets or you can also use small diyas to mix colors
- Brushes in various sizes – Add bits of sponges in interesting shapes, Cotton buds/Qtips, Cotton Balls
- Sheets of paper – Huge charts are most fun for this kind of activity
- Tape, pins, thermocol sheets, glue
- Little white paper cups, big round pebbles, empty cartons, mason jars (empty jam, nutella jars are good too) – For extra dose of creativity with older kids
- You can click pictures of their paintings and send the prints to them later on. It makes a great keepsake for their memory box.
More about a craft box for your little geniuses in the next article. Give them the box and a quiet corner and they will be happily be lost in their world for a while. This is a lot healthier way to be engaged than having their noses buried in the screens.