How To Encourage Your Kids To Try More Creative Crafts

When kids are super young, they have all kinds of hobbies. They see something they like and immediately, impulsively rush to it. It’s at this stage that their brains are developing and they begin to understand the kinds of things they like. They’ll by no means pursue passions, but their minds will learn what makes them happy and what makes them bored. When it comes to creativity and crafts, kids tend to really get a kick out of these kinds of hobbies. 

If you feel as though your child has a real gift or can really do good things in terms of arts and crafts, then you might want to encourage them to continue. This might also be a hobby that keeps them calm and tranquil instead of rowdy and uncontrollable! Even for crafting newbies, it can be a really rewarding and valuable way to spend time. So, if you’re hoping to get your kids into more creative crafts, then here are a few ways you can do it: 

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Have Everything You Need For A Wonderfully Creative Time

If you have very few items to work with, then convincing them to join you might be quite difficult. When there’s very little in terms of visual stimulation, a child can be bored of an idea. If you have lots of different supplies to play around with, then they’ll enjoy themselves a lot more. So, whether you need millinery supplies for hat-making or random pieces for smaller arts and crafts, make sure you have more than to whet their appetite(s).

Show Them Some Of The Things You’ve Done In The Past  

Your kids will look up to you and want to be like you, so if you show off some of the stuff you’ve done, then they might want to get involved. If they feel as though they can replicate you, then they might be more inclined to participate. 

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Summer fun with ice painting

Let Them Watch Exciting Content Online  

If you can’t do it yourself, then perhaps professionals might be able to help you out. There will always be amazing people out there with bags of creativity, so why not hop onto YouTube and let them watch some of the coolest art channels? It could really inspire them and get them in the mood for some work. 

Allow Them To Be As Creative As They’d Like  

If you tell kids what they can and cannot do in life, then they’ll be disciplined. They’ll likely go into their shell a lot of the time, though. When it comes to things like painting, drawing, and many other arts/crafts, you should let them have the freedom to do what they feel. Let them put what’s going on in their head down onto a canvas. If you allow them to do what they want here, then they’ll be a lot more excited when it comes to this kind of hobby/passion. You’ll know this from being a child – if you’re constantly given strict cues and instructions, it makes it less fun as you feel somewhat shackled. 


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!