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Fun Educational Crafts For Kids To Try At Home

Not all lessons have to take place in the classroom. These inexpensive yet ingenious crafts will provide tons of educational fun for your little one, right in the comforts of your home!

Balloon Car Craft

With just a few inexpensive materials, create and control your very own race car! This craft idea allows you to introduce your little one to the vast world of physics such as speed, force and momentum in an exciting way, as well as demonstrate the significance of wind energy. For an added bonus, impart recycling skills to your kids as this craft reuses household items such as bottles, straws and rubber bands!

PS: As this craft idea requires the use of sharp objects and hot glue , do ensure that there’s adult supervision at all times.

What You’ll Need:

  • Recycled plastic bottles
  • Balloons
  • Straws 
  • Hot glue
  • Plastic bottle caps
  • Pliers, penknives and scissors
  • Paint & paint brushes (optional)

Colour Match Game

This handy activity serves as a form of entertainment and develops your child’s motor and colour coordination skills. For DIY lovers, opt to recycle egg cartons by painting them to your desired colours, and forgoing the paper clips in place of other coloured items you have lying around the house – get your kids to go on a scavenger hunt for the items to make things extra fun!

What You’ll Need: 

  • Baking / muffin tin (alternatively, an egg carton)
  • Coloured paper clips (or coloured items of your choice)
  • Coloured paper
  • Magnets

Crystal Geode Eggs

Try your hand at making some beautiful crystal geodes! Ever wondered about crystallisation? Teach your child all about the slow process of actual sedimentation in a matter of a few fun hours. Not only is this one cool science experiment to try out, it is also an extremely creative way to make use of and recycle your empty egg shells and yields an amazing result. Due to the chemistry involved with this craft, do actively assist your child and do not let them attempt it alone!

What You’ll Need:

  • Eggs
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Pushpins 
  • Food colouring
  • Measuring glasses 

 Pasta Jewelry

From gorgeous bracelets and necklaces to earrings and anklets, there will be no lack of jewellery choices in this adorable DIY craft idea. Besides, this craft idea also enhances your child’s fine motor and coordinations skills. All you really need is some string and pasta and you’re good to go!

What You’ll Need:

  • Dried pasta (all types of your choice – rigatoni, ziti, ditalini etc.)
  • Food colouring
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Ziplock bag
  • Parchment paper
  • Pipe cleaners

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