February 2021 – My Top 5 Art Activities for Kids
Unfortunately, we’ve entered another month without any events to attend or outings to plan. Lockdown and our 8pm curfew continue until further notice. The ski hills and skating rinks are keeping us somewhat busy but winter days can just seem too cold to even leave the house. So it’s time to get craft with these top 5 art activities for kids.
In recent months, online retailers, like Amazon, have been raising their prices on art supplies including markers and coloured paper. And since these items are considered “non-essential” we can’t go pick them up from the store. So why not support small businesses (mostly) and get art kits delivered right to your door? Sounds like a no-brainer to me!
This new mom-run company was born out of the struggle that we’re all feeling right now: finding things to do with the kids. From papier maché bowls to Styrofoam animals, there are 3 great art projects to keep kids creating. While you’re shopping you can also pick up one of their baking or detective kits.
Another mom-founded company, and formerly an NDG play space, has sensory play kits that look just as beautiful as art. Special Valentine’s Day crafts include a heart shaped box, love monsters, love bugs and more. Other themed kits include penguins, robots and snowmen.
While this brand is marketed to tween girls, these fun activities are for everyone. And local shop owner, Barbara is offering contactless pickup or delivery. From vinyl room stickers to colour-your-own puzzles to beading kits, there are tons of great creative cues from these kits. Jack & Jill also features Crayola products like the flower science kit and scrubbie pets.
An art activity for kids that doubles as the perfect opportunity for pretend play? Yes, please. We had one of these cardboard houses when my bigger two were young and they spent hours hiding inside. This colouring version allows kids to show their artistic talents by decorating it too. While available at many retailers, Costco seems to have the best price online at $45.99
If you follow my Instagram feed you’ve seen us completing these woodworking kits monthly. Originally ordered for Alex (9), Leo (4) actually enjoyed them more with parental help. Every month a different project comes to your door with a new tool to collect them all. Some of Leo’s favourite projects were the candy dispenser, the space shuttle and the marshmallow catapult.