Did you know March is National Craft month? I did. But I blinked and it was gone…
I love to craft, as you can probably guess by now. Now I’m passing that love on to Roo the best way I know how. I’m not sure if she really loves it right now, or just enjoys the uninterrupted one-on-one time with me. But I’ll take it either way!
On Whimsyroo.com, I blog a lot about crafts I do with her:
What are the Benefits of Doing Crafts With Kids?
1. Fine motor skills
2. Develops creative “outside the box” thinking and problem solving
3. Improves hand-eye coordination
4. Builds Self-esteem by giving kids something they control
5. Promotes self-regulation and executive function skills
6. Eases language development
7. Improves focus and perseverance
8. Creates a special bonding experience for you and the child. Especially if you Craft Regularly
But I craft for myself too
It’s my form of Self-Care and way to relax. Sewing, drawing, painting, messing around with clay, various paper crafts… I love building things.
Recently, I built a Stuffie Zoo to store all of Roo’s stuffed animals.
And this Hairbow Holder.
Even something as simple as adding foam letters to a plastic bin to create a Toy Timeout Box is very rewarding.
Mobiles made from paper are one of my specialties and one of my crafts WhimsyRoo currently sells on Etsy.
What Are the Benefits of Doing Crafts for Adults?
Many of the benefits adults can receive from crafting are the same as for children.
1. Builds confidence and self-esteem through decision making and problem solving
2. Improves hand-eye coordination with fine-motor practice
But there are more specific to adults, especially those who are aging or suffer from illness.
3. Relieves stress by providing distraction
4. Improves memory through repetitive movement and planning ahead
5. Enhances brain activity in general
Need More Inspiration?
Here’s some great links to other bloggers who craft with their kids! (click the picture to follow the link)
Plus A Way To Give Back Through Crafting
Overwhelmed looking for a Craft?
WhimsyRoo sells Adult Craft Kits on Etsy that include instructions and all the supplies you’ll need for the craft you want to try!