June Parenting Tip-Time to Get Creative!

June Parenting Tip:

Art projects are a great way to spend time with your children and the best part is you can get as creative as you want.  My kids love printing out pictures of their favorite characters and superheroes, and often carry them everywhere.  I thought it would be a fun idea to make bracelets with these print-outs and spend an afternoon being creative with my boys.  Whether you were an art major or can’t even draw a circle, this project will fit your art experience.  Kids won’t notice your arts and crafts imperfections but will notice the time you are spending with them.  This project could not be easier and you most likely already have all the necessary supplies in your house.  Here is what you will need:

-Computer

-Color printer

-Scotch tape or glue stick

-Colored construction paper/computer paper (if not, you can use white computer paper and leave as is or even color with markers)

1)  Head to any search engine site online and type in pictures of “your child’s favorite character or superhero”.  For example, “pictures of Batman”.  When the results come up, there will be TONS to choose from.  Let your child pick which pictures they want and print out. (Make sure you don’t print them out too large.)  Cut out the images and set aside.  If your child is old enough to handle scissors, they can assist. (See the print-out examples below.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)  Choose your band and cut out a strip of colored paper long enough to wrap around your child’s wrist or ankle.

3)  Tape/glue the cut out picture to the band, any way your child likes, wrap it around your child’s wrist or ankle, and tape/glue together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project is super easy, fun and a great way to get creative with your little one.  The characters are endless and my kids love finding them online.  The bracelet/anklet won’t last long but that’s the best part since you can print out and make as many pieces as you want.  I know your kids will love this project too!

 

Do you have a fun idea for an easy, inexpensive art project for all ages?  Please share with Mommy Masters!