We at Bumble Box love crafting with our kids, but with practice we've realised that some things are best avoided for sanity's sake. Here's our list of mistakes to avoid when crafting with kids...
1. Starting with a frazzled mind (yours or theirs)
Crafting just before nap time or dinner time is always a bad idea. They'll be frazzled and so will you...
2. Paint or glitter indoors
Watercolour palettes are ok, but powdery glitter and liquid paints seem to go EVERYWHERE. I'd only attempt these when there's a 1:1 ration of adults to children.
3. Leaving pencil sharpeners unattended
Little hands love to empty the colourful shreds...hmmm...come to think of it, so do I! Thank goodness for the Dyson handheld
4. Tight timings
Stress less and allow yourselves double the time that you think you'll need to complete the craft. This way, you can actually enjoy the process rather than simply passing the time.
5. Having a template to follow
The whole purpose of crafting is to let the creative juices flow...stress less about the outcome and experiment. You never know where a happy mistake may lead...
Bumble Box activity kits are designed to bring families together. We've caught animals' footprints in the sand, given the trees a shake to see what's living in there, hosted a Family Olympics, planted a fairy garden, raced homemade boats in the stream...you get the drift.
Together, we'll make it through your family-time bucket list while the kids are still small.
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