Crafts are much more than just a way to pass the time - they are valuable educational tools. Activities that are suited to a child's age and level of development can encourage learning in a wide variety of areas, such as art, language, music, science and maths.
Craft activities are a good way for children to express their creativity and develop fine motor skills. They can help us understand such concepts as color theory, the alphabet, measurement and numbers, and experience scientific process in a multitude of ways. For example, baking home-made modelling clay to make picture frames involves the changing properties of flour when it is mixed with water, and sticking objects together involves the alteration of glue's characteristics as it dries.
These activities encourage children to use their imagination to invent their own entertainment. Making something all by themselves gives them self-esteem, and helps them gain confidence in their own abilities.
To the Kids:
Crafts are exciting! This book shows you how to make lots of different things to use, to decorate your house, to give as gifts or to show your friends. Choose something you like and have fun making it. Invite friends and family members to make something with you!