Kids Crafting

8 Benefits Of Crafting With Your Kids PLUS Giveaway

Some parents are skilled crafters. Others do well to cut paper in a reasonably straight line. No matter which group you fall into, crafting with your kids is a great way to bring the family together and children of all ages develop valuable life skills along the way.

Here are some of the good things that come out of crafting with your kids:

8 Benefits Of Crafting With Your Kids

  1. Crafting Builds Creativity

Crafting provides the opportunity for kids to use their imaginations. It helps them learn to solve problems, and it could lay the groundwork for a lifetime of interest in art.

Creative thinkers are more intellectually nimble in a world constantly changing. In fact, about 60 percent of CEOs polled in the 2010 IBM Global CEO study cited creativity as the most important leadership quality.

  1. Crafting Encourages Reading

Reading instructions is still reading! This also indirectly teaches kids how to follow them, a valuable life skill for everyday life.

  1. Crafting Helps Fine Motor Development

Painting, cutting, sticking, tearing, and beading all help strengthen fine motor muscles that will later help preschoolers button their shirts, tie their shoes, write, and more.

  1. It Develops Resilience And Teaches Patience

In a world of instant gratification, crafting teaches kids that not all things in life happen instantly and sometimes you have to do things over to get the results you want. When kids craft, they may need to wait for things to dry or set before moving on to the next step — or understand that a craft project may take more than one session to complete.  A big part of the crafting process helps kids understand that it’s okay to make a mistake and restart.

  1. Crafting Boosts Self-esteem

Kids who craft feel a great sense of accomplishment when a project is complete. It promotes the “I did that!” effect and can help build positive self-esteem.

PNA bat craft activity
PNA bat craft activity
  1. Crafting Gives Parents And Children Bonding Time

Crafting as a family or one-on-one provides opportunities for us to interact with our children. It is also a valuable learning experience for them. Don’t worry if you aren’t the world’s greatest crafter. Your willingness to try anyway is a lesson to your kids in itself. It also encourages conversation. When you’re crafting together, talking comes naturally. You can seize the opportunity to discuss such things as your child’s interests, his concerns, and how he’s doing in school.

  1. PNA Craft Activity Car Air Freshner
    PNA craft activity – car air freshner

    Crafting Encourages Critical Thinking

The process of creating something naturally gets kids thinking about the final product, and the steps they need to take to get there.

  1. Crafting Is A Great Way To Cope With Lockdown

During lockdown, if you find your child getting agitated or exhibiting an overabundance of energy, try bringing out the craft supplies. Crafting engages kids’ minds, giving them something to focus on and a good reason to sit still for a while.

There is no question, arts and crafts are great for children. There is no negative to crafting, and its benefits extend to all spheres of life and make the kids better equipped to face the challenges life throws at them.

PNA stationers have made it simple for you by creating fun CRAFT WITH PNA activities with shopping lists. To get started, click here.

WIN 1 of 2 PNA vouchers

WIN 1 of 2 R250 PNA Vouchers

 PNA is a well-known South African franchise brand specialising in stationery retail. Founded in 1992, the franchise group now has 95 stores in total, all independent, owner-managed stores throughout South Africa.  It offers customers a comprehensive product range in Stationery, Art, and Craft Materials, Educational Books, and associated products. 

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20 July 2021 to 23 August 2021

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  1. Entered! Fingers crossed.

  2. A Great way for kids to be creative. Less noise. 😊

  3. PNA has always been my go-to place for stationery. They have a great variety at great prices.

  4. AWESOME giveaway, fingers crossed

  5. Rozanne Herion

    I love your competitions. Still hoping to win one. I love crafting with my 2 kids, this will be a great prize for me to win

  6. My daughter and I share a love for crafting .. it’s our bonding time

  7. We love crafting here! I also had to do a lot of it for my previous job with toddlers.

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