I believe kids should have that creative edge and imaginative mind while growing up, this is such an important factor for them while they’re on the road to making big decisions later in life. As well as this being a fun activity for the kids to get stuck into, it will also teach them to be creative and craft something out of a material you would originally throw in the bin.
Please note that a glue gun has been used in the demo and we do not recommend this for a kids use, this has been used to speed up the process and deliver the step by step guide Instructions for parental guidance only. We have recommended an alternative product that is more kid friendly.
This activity is designed for them to develop the skill of seeing more than just what’s in front of them, developing that into something more.
What You Will Need?
- Colouring Pens – We recommend “Crayola First Markers” available at Cass Art because this set is ideal for adding vibrant details to art projects, school work or just a fun bit of doodling, most importantly the washable inks are easy to get off skin and clothing! (3+)
- Glue Stick – We recommend a simple “Glue Stick” which also can be purchased from Cass Art or any craft store near you because it’s simple and effective to use. (3+)
- Paint – We would recommend Washable Kids Paint because assures consistent performance and is easily washable from skin and clothes. (3+)
- PVA Glue, we would recommend PVA Glue from Amazon because of the quality and value of the product is hard to beat. (5+)
- Start by painting your lolly pop sticks whatever colour you like.
- Now once you have finished painting grab your lolly pop sticks and lay 11 lolly pop sticks in a row.
- Take one lolly pop stick and glue it evenly on one side and stick it across one side of your 11 lolly pop sticks.
- Repeat along the other side.
- Make sure you’ve got glue all along each side of the lolly pop sticks, this will help them all stick together strong.
- Now grab your glue and put a small amount of glue on each corner of the new lolly pop sticks (orange ones in the picture) then add another two lolly pop sticks, this time going in the opposite direction.
- Repeat this process until your box has reached the height you would like.
- Now you should be able to see a box form, but you can’t have a box without a lid so get another 11 lolly pop sticks, and now simply repeat the first step where you put the base layer together. Then turn them around so that these two sticks are on the bottom of your lid.
- Break 2 lolly pop sticks in half, and stick the 4 halves together.
- Put your glue all along the bottom stick, and then glue it diagonally along the center of the lid.
- Now your box should be complete, this could be used to store jewelry, but that’s just an idea you can use your box for whatever you please!
This is a prime example of how your child can progress their skills, activities like these are designed to be fun but challenge your child. Here at The Arty Trio we believe in a tactical learning approach. By starting on the very basics is the absolute best way to offering a diverse learning curve.
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