Fun Arts and Crafts Projects to Do With the Grandkids

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Many seniors' favorite time is when their grandkids come to visit. No matter the age, grandparents will always love spending time with their grandkids. There are many great activities for grandparents and grandkids, with one of the best of these being arts and crafts. Arts and crafts are great for spending time together, creating something, and bonding between grandparents and grandkids. Continue reading to learn about some of the best arts and crafts projects for grandparents to do with their grandkids. 

Why Arts and Crafts are Great for Kids

Of course, arts and crafts are a great bonding activity for kids and their grandparents. Although, there are also several developmental benefits to arts and crafts for kids. Firstly, it helps to stimulate motor and visual skills. Arts and crafts also encourage creativity and self expression, which is important to help the child grow into themselves and engage in arts. Beginning and regularly engaging in these activities helps to nurture the development of these and more skills as the child grows. And these activities are just fun for kids and their grandparents to do. 

Nature Art and Craft Projects

There are numerous art and craft projects that can be started using items from nature. Painting rocks is a good examples for nature arts and crafts. This project is just as it sounds, grab some rocks from outside and go ham with paint. There are many different ways this project can be done. The rocks can be made to be vibrant, have designs, and stencils can even be used for more complex designs. 

Fall time is a great season for nature arts and crafts, as the vibrant changing leaf colors can make great additions to projects. Leafs can be included in collages, taped on various projects, or used as a basis to draw a tree. The sky is the limit when it comes to nature arts and crafts, and there are many objects out there perfect for projects. 

Get Blank T Shirts from Arts and Crafts Stores

Looking to do something that can be shown off? Then, making t shirts is a great project for a weekend or evening together. Many arts and crafts stores have blank t shirts that can be bought relatively inexpensively. These shirts can be great canvases for drawings, paintings, tie dye, and much more. There are also awesome cloth markers that are great for creating custom t shirts for the kids and grandparents to wear together. 

Buttons for All Kinds of Projects

Clothing buttons can be a perfect item for all kinds of arts and crafts projects. They are great for making handmade cards, collages, necklaces, bracelets, or anklets. Buttons also make perfect glue on eyes as part of drawings or paintings, as well as for those who are making dolls. There are so many types and styles of buttons that they are an endless tool for creating awesome arts and crafts projects. Even better, many grandparents likely have a large supply of old buttons lying around. 

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For those searching for high quality senior living care, Symphony Senior Living can help. We have multiple facilities across Canada and they are able to accommodate the needs of nearly any senior. Here at Symphony Senior Living, we treat residents like they are members of our own family. We know choosing a senior living facility is a tough choice and we want you to make the right one for you or your loved one. If you have any questions about our services or facilities, please contact us at 437-214-1608.

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