Creativity is ability to do things in different and unusual way. As our babies grow older, their curiosity about the surrounding world increases, they always love to explore whatever happens around them. Apart from this, have you ever noticed that young kids get bored with one toy or activity very quickly, well, from this boredom is where their thinking and creativity starts. So, it is good to get bored with one thing and try something else. In today’s article, I am presenting few DIY craft ideas for kids by using cardboard. Kids can follow the instructions and make their cardboard fun toys, the way they want, they can get an idea from the article and videos provided and make changes in it according to their thoughts and creativity. As, you all know, winter holidays are just around the corner and it is not possible to take kids out in this cold weather and indoor activities offered by gyms and clubs are not affordable on daily basis and at the same time we also have to keep kids active and busy rather than letting them sit in front of TV or tablet all the time. So, super parents, let’s see what our kids can do at home using cardboard and how we can help them in boosting their creativity and confidence.
Creativity boosts and fuels the problem-solving ability, thinking and imagination power and the ability to explore things differently in different and unfamiliar ways. It motivates our little ones in exploring different things and our encouragement and help in this process will boost their motivation and self-esteem to many folds.
Cardboard aeroplane is one of the fun activity to do with kids, just by using normal size cardboard boxes, glue, markers and scissors. So, parents and kiddies, let’s see the video demonstration about how to make an aeroplane using cardboard.
Creative ideas for Kids:
- You can also make background of a sky by joining 4-8 big size blue papers. Draw a sun on that paper and also a rainbow and birds if you want. you can also make clouds by sticking cotton on the background paper.
- You can also draw stars on white/yellow paper or by aluminium foil and cut and stick them on that big blue paper as shown in the picture.
- Take a dark blue or black big sized paper and draw moon and starts on it with a glow in dark pen/marker if you want to portrait night time.
- Use aluminium foil, shiny papers, colours, paint and markers to decorate your plane.
Stick this background on the wall with the help of tape. Now, your aeroplane with nice and simple background is ready and you can explore and play with it. Enjoy playing with your little one and invite their friends to come along with their cardboard toy or they can come and make it together by sharing their ideas with one another.
Pretend Play is the highest form of creativity for kids and creativity is exploring intelligence along with fun.
CARDBOARD CAR AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS:
Cardboard cars are even easier to make. Give a cardboard, markers, glue, paper and scissors and let your kids use their mind and make their car. Below are two easy examples of cardboard cars which you can make even just putting a single glance on it. These cars are so simple to make. For traffic signal, take a cereal or shoe box, then stick kitchen towel rolls one by one on it until it becomes a big tower. Then on the top, stick a rectangular card board. On This rectangular cardboard, stick green, yellow and red coloured papers after cutting into little circles. You need 5-6 kitchen paper tower tubes for that….Another simplest cardboard car, made by using just one cardboard and a black marker. A cardboard cut into a circle or a plastic plate can be used as steering…:)
Now, your car and traffic signals are ready to play with. This is a perfect combo to play driver and cop or you can even play the rhyme “wheels on the car” instead of “wheels on the bus”. Or you can make bus by using a bigger cardboard exactly the same way as car. Then Play Wheels on the bus along with your child or let him/her play with friends by mimicking different characters like bus driver, conductor, mummy, daddy and baby or other characters of their choice. You can create a miniature cardboard road and traffic signals, traffic signs and directions like this….
Video demo. of cardboard car making:
So, wonderful parents, I hope you will try and enjoy these creative indoor crafts along with your child. Please do share your ideas as well. It is always a great pleasure reading your views and ideas about fun activities to do with kids using cardboard and papers and other simple things and also about the fun and joy your kids had while doing these activities.