Let's Get Crafty with Cardboard and Paint
25 easy-to-achieve cardboard crafts for parents to make at home with children aged 2 and over
These fun, colourful crafts are designed to bring out a young child’s creative side. The inventive ideas include a super space rocket, colourful rainstick, and cardboard castle. The emphasis is on teamwork, with adults helping with the tricky steps, such as cutting out, and the young children doing the fun and messy parts, such as gluing, painting, and decorating. As well as being enjoyable, these cardboard crafts will help to prepare children for school by developing their fine motor skills and encouraging them to concentrate on a task and complete it. The creative ideas will spark a child’s imagination and for both parent and child there will be great rewards in finishing a project. Best of all, getting crafty means enjoying some fun—and messy—time together.
Would you like to try a project? Head to our blog and find the video tutorial for a colourful cardboard telescope.
About the author
Susan Akass is the editor of My First Craft Book, My First Sewing Book, and My First Origami Book, as well as the author of many popular reading scheme books and children’s picture books. Susan is also a full-time elementary school teacher. She is based in Bath, UK.