Boosting Creative Expression through Kids Arts and Crafts

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Boosting Creative Expression through Kids Arts and Crafts

4 Ways to get Crafty in the Crib

Using supplies we already have at home, let your children get crafty with hands-on activities that boost elements of learning through play! Here’s how arts & crafts can bring out the best attributes in your child:

1. Story Art

A Story Art activity inspired by the French storybook "Poum La Baleine" by Édouard Manceau, as part of our Home Based Learning during May 2020 Circuit Breaker.

Ever read a book and then bring a character to life? That’s exactly how our Chicky & Olive kids get introduced to animals during their e-learning story-art sessions! Based on the french author and illustrator of childrens’ books, Édouard Manceau, they learn about a whale, a lion, a snail and a hedgehog, amongst others.

These fun stories (and characters!) bring out great artistic inspirations to create suncatchers, colourful watercolour spouts, funky manes and even nature-inspired spikes. With step-by-step instructions on our e-learning videos on how to create their favourite characters, children look forward to designing their own version using props available at home. Paint, Playdoh!, coloured paper, leaves, straws and pasta noodles are some of the materials they use to achieve their #stayhome masterpieces.

2. Box Craft

Cardboard box house arts and crafts

via Giphy

Those old cardboard boxes you’ve kept—don’t chuck them out just yet. Think of it as a blank canvas and optimum drawing space. Lay it flat on the ground and grab some markers and paint. Ask your child where they miss being the most. The beach, the playground, the park etc? Together, draw the layout (using your best memory!) of their favourite place to help them recognise and remember the location they love. Your child can colour in the details and even add REAL props to it using toy cars, LEGO and characters they have in their toy box. What an awesome way to encourage them to use their imaginations and items around the house to design their favourite setting, at the same time, encourage conversation about heading there once it’s safe again!

3. Magical Marbling

Get ready for some sensory play as your kids get their hands dirty exploring textures and colours! First, lay out a cookie sheet. Next, squeeze out a good amount of shaving cream on the sheet. Have your child pick out a colour (food colouring) and let them squeeze small drops around the shaving cream cloud. Use a stick or skewer to swirl the colours in order to create a marbling effect. Add more colours as they go to see the mixing effect. What a perfect way to build on motor skills and project authenticity with their very own designs!

4. Sensory Bottle

Prolonged #stayhome can get a little tough on the kids. Why not DIY a calming sensory bottle (very much like a lava lamp!) to teach them how to self-regulate when they feel overwhelmed? Go ahead and do this together: hot water (4 parts) + glitter glue (1 part) and let it cool. Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle. Let your child choose their favourite filler items—beads, sequins, glitter etc, and pour them into the bottle. Seal the bottle cap with super glue and shake it up! Let your child relax and watch the glitter pieces fall gently.

Ps. More WHITE glitter makes it extra sparkly!

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kid painting on calendar

Boosting Creative Expression through Kids Arts and Crafts

4 Ways to get Crafty in the Crib

Using supplies we already have at home, let your children get crafty with hands-on activities that boost elements of learning through play! Here’s how arts & crafts can bring out the best attributes in your child:

1. Story Art

Ever read a book and then bring a character to life? That’s exactly how our Chicky & Olive kids get introduced to animals during their e-learning story-art sessions! Based on the french author and illustrator of childrens’ books, Édouard Manceau, they learn about a whale, a lion, a snail and a hedgehog, amongst others.

These fun stories (and characters!) bring out great artistic inspirations to create suncatchers, colourful watercolour spouts, funky manes and even nature-inspired spikes. With step-by-step instructions on our e-learning videos on how to create their favourite characters, children look forward to designing their own version using props available at home. Paint, Playdoh!, coloured paper, leaves, straws and pasta noodles are some of the materials they use to achieve their #stayhome masterpieces.

2. Box Craft

Cardboard box house arts and crafts

via Giphy

Those old cardboard boxes you’ve kept—don’t chuck them out just yet. Think of it as a blank canvas and optimum drawing space. Lay it flat on the ground and grab some markers and paint. Ask your child where they miss being the most. The beach, the playground, the park etc? Together, draw the layout (using your best memory!) of their favourite place to help them recognise and remember the location they love. Your child can colour in the details and even add REAL props to it using toy cars, LEGO and characters they have in their toy box. What an awesome way to encourage them to use their imaginations and items around the house to design their favourite setting, at the same time, encourage conversation about heading there once it’s safe again! 

3. Magical Marbling

Get ready for some sensory play as your kids get their hands dirty exploring textures and colours! First, lay out a cookie sheet. Next, squeeze out a good amount of shaving cream on the sheet. Have your child pick out a colour (food colouring) and let them squeeze small drops around the shaving cream cloud. Use a stick or skewer to swirl the colours in order to create a marbling effect. Add more colours as they go to see the mixing effect. What a perfect way to build on motor skills and project authenticity with their very own designs!

4. Sensory Bottle

Prolonged #stayhome can get a little tough on the kids. Why not DIY a calming sensory bottle (very much like a lava lamp!) to teach them how to self-regulate when they feel overwhelmed? Go ahead and do this together: hot water (4 parts) + glitter glue (1 part) and let it cool. Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle. Let your child choose their favourite filler items—beads, sequins, glitter etc, and pour them into the bottle. Seal the bottle cap with super glue and shake it up! Let your child relax and watch the glitter pieces fall gently.

Ps. More WHITE glitter makes it extra sparkly!

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kid painting on calendar

Boosting Creative Expression through Kids Arts and Crafts

4 Ways to get Crafty in the Crib

Using supplies we already have at home, let your children get crafty with hands-on activities that boost elements of learning through play! Here’s how arts & crafts can bring out the best attributes in your child:

1. Story Art

Ever read a book and then bring a character to life? That’s exactly how our Chicky & Olive kids get introduced to animals during their e-learning story-art sessions! Based on the french author and illustrator of childrens’ books, Édouard Manceau, they learn about a whale, a lion, a snail and a hedgehog, amongst others.

These fun stories (and characters!) bring out great artistic inspirations to create suncatchers, colourful watercolour spouts, funky manes and even nature-inspired spikes. With step-by-step instructions on our e-learning videos on how to create their favourite characters, children look forward to designing their own version using props available at home. Paint, Playdoh!, coloured paper, leaves, straws and pasta noodles are some of the materials they use to achieve their #stayhome masterpieces.

2. Box Craft

Cardboard box house arts and crafts

via Giphy

Those old cardboard boxes you’ve kept—don’t chuck them out just yet. Think of it as a blank canvas and optimum drawing space. Lay it flat on the ground and grab some markers and paint. Ask your child where they miss being the most. The beach, the playground, the park etc? Together, draw the layout (using your best memory!) of their favourite place to help them recognise and remember the location they love. Your child can colour in the details and even add REAL props to it using toy cars, LEGO and characters they have in their toy box. What an awesome way to encourage them to use their imaginations and items around the house to design their favourite setting, at the same time, encourage conversation about heading there once it’s safe again! 

3. Magical Marbling

Get ready for some sensory play as your kids get their hands dirty exploring textures and colours! First, lay out a cookie sheet. Next, squeeze out a good amount of shaving cream on the sheet. Have your child pick out a colour (food colouring) and let them squeeze small drops around the shaving cream cloud. Use a stick or skewer to swirl the colours in order to create a marbling effect. Add more colours as they go to see the mixing effect. What a perfect way to build on motor skills and project authenticity with their very own designs!

4. Sensory Bottle

Prolonged #stayhome can get a little tough on the kids. Why not DIY a calming sensory bottle (very much like a lava lamp!) to teach them how to self-regulate when they feel overwhelmed? Go ahead and do this together: hot water (4 parts) + glitter glue (1 part) and let it cool. Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle. Let your child choose their favourite filler items—beads, sequins, glitter etc, and pour them into the bottle. Seal the bottle cap with super glue and shake it up! Let your child relax and watch the glitter pieces fall gently.

Ps. More WHITE glitter makes it extra sparkly!

Recent Posts

Boosting Creative Expression through Kids Arts and Crafts

4 Ways to get Crafty in the Crib
kid painting on calendar

Using supplies we already have at home, let your children get crafty with hands-on activities that boost elements of learning through play! Here’s how arts & crafts can bring out the best attributes in your child:

1. Story Art

Ever read a book and then bring a character to life? That’s exactly how our Chicky & Olive kids get introduced to animals during their e-learning story-art sessions! Based on the french author and illustrator of childrens’ books, Édouard Manceau, they learn about a whale, a lion, a snail and a hedgehog, amongst others.

These fun stories (and characters!) bring out great artistic inspirations to create suncatchers, colourful watercolour spouts, funky manes and even nature-inspired spikes. With step-by-step instructions on our e-learning videos on how to create their favourite characters, children look forward to designing their own version using props available at home. Paint, Playdoh!, coloured paper, leaves, straws and pasta noodles are some of the materials they use to achieve their #stayhome masterpieces.

2. Box Craft

Cardboard box house arts and crafts

via Giphy

Those old cardboard boxes you’ve kept—don’t chuck them out just yet. Think of it as a blank canvas and optimum drawing space. Lay it flat on the ground and grab some markers and paint. Ask your child where they miss being the most. The beach, the playground, the park etc? Together, draw the layout (using your best memory!) of their favourite place to help them recognise and remember the location they love. Your child can colour in the details and even add REAL props to it using toy cars, LEGO and characters they have in their toy box. What an awesome way to encourage them to use their imaginations and items around the house to design their favourite setting, at the same time, encourage conversation about heading there once it’s safe again!

3. Magical Marbling

Get ready for some sensory play as your kids get their hands dirty exploring textures and colours! First, lay out a cookie sheet. Next, squeeze out a good amount of shaving cream on the sheet. Have your child pick out a colour (food colouring) and let them squeeze small drops around the shaving cream cloud. Use a stick or skewer to swirl the colours in order to create a marbling effect. Add more colours as they go to see the mixing effect. What a perfect way to build on motor skills and project authenticity with their very own designs!

4. Sensory Bottle

Prolonged #stayhome can get a little tough on the kids. Why not DIY a calming sensory bottle (very much like a lava lamp!) to teach them how to self-regulate when they feel overwhelmed? Go ahead and do this together: hot water (4 parts) + glitter glue (1 part) and let it cool. Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle. Let your child choose their favourite filler items—beads, sequins, glitter etc, and pour them into the bottle. Seal the bottle cap with super glue and shake it up! Let your child relax and watch the glitter pieces fall gently.

Ps. More WHITE glitter makes it extra sparkly!


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Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Stay Connected

Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Stay Connected