Crafts for Development

Crafts Table

When I was young, I used to enjoy making busses and cars out of milk cartons and fans out of papers and sticks. I remember feeling so proud of myself for creating something brand new. My parents always encouraged me to create things rather than to buy them. I was often disappointed because I always preferred store bought things since they always seemed to be better made than what I had created.

Even though my milk carton busses always collapsed when I played with them, I have learned that doing crafts helped me develop my motor skills and imagination. It’s so easy to go to a store and buy a toy but creating something may provide additional values such as a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. We have many coloring worksheets that can be used for various types of crafts. It would be a fun project to make a mask or a greeting card out of our free coloring worksheets.

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