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#MakeitMonday Art and Craft-kids

Jisele and I have been doing Art and Craft for a while now. She is a smart and busy little girl, which means I have to keep up with her at all times. Someone asked me the other day, ‘Are you not overloading her?’ -No, because most times she is the one coming up with things to do.

I once read an interesting article that you sometimes have to let your child get bored- this helps them to be creative. I honestly think it has been working because of this we end up doing crafts. Joao and I try very hard to make sure she is not sitting in front of a TV, but this means we have to come up with ways to keep her stimulated. So far this seems to work for our family.

It’s funny how I’ve always referred to myself as the un-artistic person- I am however the same person that can do great set of nails with nail art. I supposed I only viewed art as painting but its a lot more than that.

Now I get to share my creative self with my daughter.

Benefits for doing Art and Craft:

Art and Craft are sometimes her views of the World

Just her understand that the grass is green therefore we should paint it green is enough for me. The one day while doing a snowman, she made it a point of telling me that the snowman had an orange carrot nose not the green “thing” we used. I went to explain that Ana (FROZEN) used a carrot but we can use anything we like because we can’t use a carrot on paper and that we didn’t have an orange colored pom-pom.

Art and Craft is helping to improve her Fine Motor Skills

One of a few times I let her use scissors, glue, permanent markers, and paint. Cutting different shapes and drawing gets better with every craft. The best is seeing her improve every time- best feeling ever.

Art and Craft activities are great way to bond as a family

Anytime together is special but creating something together is even more special, it gives me an inside on how she deals with things and if she can hold her own.

Art and craft enforces the understanding for recycling

I have previously shared with you my passion for recycling through this post. We mostly use recycled goods for crafts. We have come a long way with recycling from her wanting to pick up random rubbish from the streets-to picking up empty juice bottles (hmm, no thanks)

Art and Craft as patience test or lesson

Now other than her learning to be patient, I am also working on this little problem of patience. It’s not a secret that I am not patient, even with my veggie garden I want to plant today and eat tomorrow. At this age, I still don’t understand why I have to wait for the paint or glue to dry. I am hoping she will be better than me but as she learns I carry on practicing.

Have you been doing any Art and Craft?

By |2017-10-30T07:58:33+00:00Oct 30th, 2017|DIY, Early Childhood Development|12 Comments


  1. Michelle Leslie Oct 30, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I just love mom’s who craft with their kids. Isn’t it just the best feeling ever? And our children are often so much more creative because they haven’t yet been forced into little boring boxes. We can learn so much from them.

    • Nondumiso Morais Oct 30, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      So true Michelle, a great feeling everytime. Thank you for reading.

  2. Alet Oct 30, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Great crafts, thank you for sharing

    • Nondumiso Morais Oct 30, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Thanx Alet.

  3. Kasia Oct 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    This is so adorable. Very creative. Fun to do with kiddos.

  4. Niki Oct 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I love this! I wish I become that type of mom who finds time to always do that with her child!

  5. Khouloud Oct 30, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    YOu are sooo talented, the things you made are so cute and creative love it a lot. I wish I could do that too

  6. Felicity Oct 31, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Very nice job Jisele. Keep it up.
    Well done Nondie. I knew you have that artitisc talent. I like you have managed to pass that legacy to Jisele👌👍

  7. Morna Oct 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Love your posts Nonds and wishing you many many happy creative hours together .

  8. moumita Oct 31, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    it is so sweet and fun

  9. Matshidiso maseko Nov 2, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Love your post my friend she’s verry creative hey keep it up Jesele I can’t wait to see you soon

  10. Matshidiso maseko Nov 2, 2017 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Wooow my friend she’s verry creative hey keep it up Jesele I can’t wait to see you soon guyz

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