Proper Usage of Left-Handed Scissors and Crafting Extravaganza With Family
Kids love to do crafts. Finding time for busy parents and single parents to have fun with their kids and crafts is a very real issue. There's a lot you have to do and prepare for! Forget the clean up afterwards; just keeping the kids happy and cooperative while they are "working" is a challenge itself. However there actually is good news only because crafts can be done with much less stress and anxiety. What follows are some proven crafting time tips and strategies to help you have the maximum amount of fun and minimize the heartaches.
Where ever you'll be crafting, you need to take measures to avoid any damage. So that simply means to lay down something to protect the floor or table and other furniture. That will do two things: of course protect your home and make post-crafting cleaning-up a snap.
Sometimes stuff happens, like a crayon or someone's left-handed scissors become lost because they dropped it and it got kicked under some furniture. You can even play a game in which the rule is that everyone stays in the covered area - helps to keep them in line and in the area. It will also save you at least an hour of cleaning after the craft is finished and the kids have gone off to do something else.
Attempt to make plans early. Make sure you understand the instructions and what can be completed ahead of time. Some crafts are going to be harder for some kids. Some kids will have a hard time with crafts that involve alot of scissor use especially if they are left handed they may need to use left handed scissors to be able to complete the project and with the fact that things get lost often at home who knows if you will be able to find the correct size left handed scissors. If you don't have the right equipment for a left handed person you may want to consider activities that don't require scissors at all.
Be mindful about your children's clothes. Let you kids wear something you only wear inside the house. Do your kids have any old pants or shorts they can use only for crafting? An apron will fill the bill quite nicely with older children.
Look at your craft store, they usually have extremely cheap aprons that are almost throw-aways. Doing that is really a great idea and we encourage it because you know how kids and liquids can be. There's also no reason to be concerned about clothes being ruined by the off-chance accident of a pair of left-handed scissors tearing anyone's shirt, etc.
You don't need to feel pressured to make the project perfect, after all the kids don't care why should you. Nobody expects a little kid to become Martha Stewart. You will probably have globs of glue, stray marker scratches and little pieces of paper all over the place. The main idea is just to have fun with your children. Those kids who complain about their left handed scissors not cutting well as the right handed ones can be tough but if you are prepared for them they will have more fun and so will you.