It seems like the birthday season has hit us. We were at two parties last week and are about to head to another this morning. Here's a simple activity that kids can get busy with everytime a birthday comes round. I think it gives them a chance to express a little creativity, use a new craft material like washi tape (which always inspires new ideas) and help them to grow in confidence.
I gave them a card and asked them to draw something and write a little note then, I gave them the present and asked them to decorate it. It was their first time but I hope to give them more free reign so they can really express their creativity in this area.
1. I think a blank canvas is the best way to encourage them so wrap the present in brown paper or white mahjong paper.
2. Then give them craft supplies
- washi tape
3. Finally, be very encouraging and resist telling them what to do.
Don't worry about the end result. After all, the gift wrap will only sit on the present for a short while and be no more. Your child and his friend will love it regardless. So it really makes a great canvas for kids to practice their creative skills.
p/s Friday's post on creativity is a little late this week but I hope to get to it soon.