At the end of the school day, children don't care whether they learnt enough math or read enough books. Their main concerns revolve around recess and the friends that play with them during that time. Friendship crafts are a great way for children to express themselves when they don't always have the words to say what they mean. Crafts make a thoughtful gift that any child can create with enough love, creativity and the always-useful glitter.
Friendship bracelets are as much fun to give as they are to make. There are many methods of creating this beautiful artwork, whether with beads, rhinestones or just plain yarn, but the point is to make them as colourful and different as possible.
It's very rare to find friendship bracelets that are the same, unless the two friends sharing them decided to make them as such. Creating a special pattern and colour coordination together can be part of what makes this craft so fun.
Whatever the case is, these are meant to be gifts that last and that will remind the wearers of the bond that they share as friends.
Greeting cards can be creative, fun and one of the best keepsakes among friends and family. Card recipients can simply tuck them away and pull them out again years later to remember a special moment.
Children can use them to jot down special thoughts, jokes and feelings. Poems are a great way of getting the point across and work well for every occasion. Just start the children off with the rhyme "Roses are red, violets are blue," and children can find ways of building up the rest.
Besides writing down something special, children can also decorate these with glitter, confetti and layers of construction paper. However, if these tools aren't handy, then macaroni, foil and other kitchen items work wonders as well.
Pictures, magazines and favourite quotes from friends make great collage pieces. Children will have fun randomly gluing and piecing together their masterpieces. Adults need to be aware that this could be a messy project, but it's one that kids will love constructing. It allows them to express themselves and how they feel about their friends and makes a great centrepiece and craft.
Collages, in particular, can be created with a specific theme in mind. If the children enjoyed a camping trip together, putting together momentos from this occasion will be a great addition. Other events make for great collage ideas as well, such as birthdays, hobbies and school-related activities.
When it comes to friendships, lending an extra hand is usually what they're all about. So what better way to demonstrate this gesture than to create a special plaster handprint?
Children enjoy doing this craft project the most, not only because it makes a great gift, but also because it's messy and easy to make. Simply gather the plaster of Paris mixture (which is what you use to make the hand mould), an aluminium pan and some mixing utensils. Combine these per the plaster instructions, pour the plaster into the pan, and place the child's hand into the plaster. Allow the masterpiece to air dry and voila!
Decorate the project with as much colourful paint, glitter and beads as possible. Once done, the child is ready to amaze her friends with this beautiful and crafty gift.
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