Winter crafts – one of the most favorite children’s activities. In addition to having a good time, this is a real benefit for the kid: working with small details perfectly develops fine motor skills, which, as doctors have long proven, helps strengthen and improve memory.
In addition, creativity helps to develop imaginative thinking and fantasy, to get acquainted with nature and learn something new. And it is also a great way to take a child on vacation, when there is plenty of time, and there is no hunting for a crumb at the computer or TV.
If adults find the time and desire to participate in this process, responsibilities can be distributed. The baby will be able to prepare Christmas surprises for loved ones, and the mother will make really beautiful decorations that will enliven and decorate the house for the holiday!
- In the heat of the cones can change shape, revealing more fully. Therefore, in order not to spoil the already finished crafts, cones can be stapled. To do this, soak fresh “material2 for 10-15 minutes in the glue and let it dry.
- If, on the contrary, you need to change the shape of the cones for crafts, soak them in warm water for half an hour, and then gently bend them as needed. Secure the form with threads and let dry.
- Cones, especially large pine ones, often contain remains of resin, which, as we all know, is very difficult to scrape from the hands of a child, curtains, clothes and carpets. Therefore, before allowing the child to start making crafts, first, inspect the material, and secondly, if necessary, scrape off the resin or rinse the cones with running warm water.
Ideas for children’s crafts from cones
For their implementation will need:
- plasticine of different colors
- paints and brushes