I think one of the most positive things we can do for our kids is to help foster creativity in them. It’s a good way to stimulate cognitive thinking and to build self-esteem.
Kids are always in search of something to do with their time and, if they get too idle or bored, they may end up getting engaged in more negative activities.
If you are running out of ideas to find creative-related things for your child to do, here are a few products you might want to have a further look at:
Foam Struction Deluxe
Your child can design his or her own unique crafts, without a great deal of mess and aggravation. Kids can create whatever they imagine, using the Foam Struction Deluxe kit.
It comes with strips,sheets, sponge, shapes, nuggets and safety cutting knife. All they have to do is to use a little water and press the nuggets together into whatever they want and, before you know it, they will have created their own one-of-a-kind crafts.
It’s always a good thing to get kids’ minds occupied and the Foam Struction Deluxe will definitely keep them busy, yet it’s also something they’ll like doing and an activity that will help them feel great about themselves.
Encourage your child’s “inner Picasso” with Digi Draw, which enables him or her to trace any photo or picture onto T-shirts, backpacks, etc., to create their own special craft projects.
The Digi Draw kit includes animation tools, backgrounds, images, colored pencils and the Digi Draw itself.
Your child will have such a sense of accomplishment when they run to show you their “masterpeice, that you can’t help but feel proud of them.
Smithsonian Giant Volcano Kit
Got a budding “junior scientist” in your home?
The Smithsonian Giant Volcano Kit has everything your young genius-in-the-making needs to create an erupting volcano. This is both educational and entertaining.,,The kit includes actual volcanic rocks, plastic volcano substructure,bottle and mix for producing eruptions, safety goggles and more.
Instructions are included, so you can help your child get started. While info on this product says that it should take only about 20 minutes to create a volcano from the kit, the time frame can vary, depending on the individual. Maybe it’s just my opinion, but I think it’ always best to let a child go at his/her own pace.
In addition to being something they can do at home for fun, this is, naturally, a great idea for science projects, too.
Sew Easy Knitting Machine
Got a little “fashionista” around?
The Sew Easy Knitting Machine will allow her to create her own accessories, such as mittens, purses, scarves, hats and the like. It’s really pretty easy to do. Just put the yarn into a spindle, then turn a special crank and make the desired craft. Instructions, yarn and plastic needle are all included.
Who knows? This could give birth to the talents of a future style designer!
Comic Book Creator
If you want to stimulate some creativity in your child, the Comic Book Creator is a unique way to accomplish this.
Kids can actually create their own original comic books with this extraordinary software. They can employ images from digital art, video games, photos and DVD movies to turn in a new, personalized project. Hard copies of the completed comic can be printed out.
This is something that can be done either alone by your child or together as a family, so it’s a great way to spend some productive, yet fun time with each other.
I personally find the Comic Book Creator to be quite inventive and think that the price is a bargain, considering the caliber of product you are getting.
Give ‘Em Anytime!
Each of these products serves a double purpose… (a) for the pleasure of your child and (b) for creative motivation. Best of all, these are gifts that can be given any time of year and on any special occasion.
To purchase any of these products or for more information, visit the website listed in my Resources section.