It’s school holiday time in Solomon Islands at the moment which means it’s also a super time for kiddie crafternoons. Craft is a great way for kids to express their creative energy and it can keep them busy while parents have some well deserved time-out.
If you have access to a computer and a printer then check out First Palette. It’s an amazing resource filled with free craft, art activities, and printables designed to nurture creativity and the love for learning. There are lots of activities such as colouring pages, stick puppets, crowns, shoe box dioramas, and my favorite, mask making. The site has craft projects by theme, season, occasion and age group.
I downloaded a few masks recently and we had a great time decorating them with pencils, feathers, pom poms and random bits of material from the craft box. As my crafters were very young, I had printed the masks and done the cutting before we started. I then ironed the masks as they had got quite creased when I was cutting out the eye-holes. Once the masks were well decorated, I tied wool onto each side so they could be worn.
A very easy afternoon of fun!