Hey Wild Mommies!
Here’s an easy craft you can do with your kid and ways to make it bigger, better and more difficult!
Spy glass: Take Glue, a Marker, The cardboard roll from a toilet paper roll or paper towel roll, Paint (any kind will do!) and Any dime-sized “decorative” pieces (ex: pieces of jewelry you don’t wear), Alternative to paints include: nail polish, food coloring etc.
Paint and glue things to the roll, then write “_________’s Spyglass” on it!
Belt: Take a belt, scarf, sock or the like.
Tie/belt the item loosely, putting the knot/buckle at their hip!
Sword: Take paper, cardboard, glue, crayons and marker.
Outline a sword on paper and have your kiddo color it. (If you have any small items left from your “spyglass” use them too!) Then, cut out the paper and glue it to cardboard and cut the cardboard out in line with the paper.
Combine those crafts with some pirate like clothes and you’ll have a top notch, one of a kind Pirate Costume!
Plus, once you have spent them time doing the craft, and you need to make it ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE, your kiddo won’t mind playing on their own! Just say “Okay, no go play treasure hunt”
Bonus: Include an actual treasure hunt with map and TREASURE while they color or WHATEVER and they will be occupied even longer, plus work on good skills!