Art and craft time is not only a great way to kill boredom, it also helps your child learn to be creative. There are a number of ways in which you can help your child's playtime with arts and crafts, but it is best to keep it simple when they are young. Here are a number of classic ways to get creative during playtime:
Modelling clay - this has been around for a long time now, but is still a classic with all children. Clay allows children to make anything they can imagine. You can also follow instructions to help them make cool objects, for example flowers or dinosaurs.
Painting- this may require a little bit of extra preparation to keep your house clean! Painting is great for children that are a little older, and they can just use their fingers to begin with and move onto brushes as they advance. However, it is important to allways use water based paint.
Projects - there are a number of great websites online with arts and crafts projects. These are great for a rainy day, and are also a great way to bond with your child while teaching them something at the same time.
Art and craft areas - make sure you have an art and craft box and a designated activity table to keep everything tidy. It also helps for keeping odds and ends that are useful for most art and craft projects all in one place.