Thursday, May 10, 2012

5 Fun Games and Crafts for Boys

Guest Post by Heather Smith

Crafting isn’t just for girls, you know! What better way to get creative, keep the boys entertained, and learning than crafts? Here are ten fun crafts that boys will love.

1. Stacking cups – All this takes is a few disposable cups and some markers. Have the boys decorate the cups with numbers and see how high they can stack them in a pyramid shape. When they get done with that, have them knock it down. The one that hits the highest numbers down with one throw wins! Counting, hand eye coordination, and crafts!

2. Shooting monsters – A great outdoor activity on a hot summer day. Have the boys cut out paper monster shapes and add a little triangle at the back to hold them in a standing position. Then set them up around the yard and have a target shooting competition with your water guns. You can even draw dots of red marker so when they get wet, the monsters ‘bleed’.

3. Bathtub fishing- If you’ve got a lot of plastic magnets, put them to good use. Using a strong magnet, a string, and a stick, make a fishing pole. Put a few inches of water in the tub and fill with magnets- A, B, Cs, etc- and have the boys fish out as many as they can before the time is up. 

4. Monster tee – If you really want to get crafty, then try having your boys make their own monster t-shirts. It is super easy and there is no way to mess them up. All you need is some single-color t-shirts and some black and white material. You can glue it down, or sew to make it more permanent.
5. Toilet roll monsters – See a theme here? For a fun craft, have your boys reuse old toilet rolls to make monsters. Just fold down the tops to make them flatter, and then decorate with paint, markers, yarn for hair, glitter, stickers, and googly eyes. Pretty soon, you’ll have a village of monsters running through your house.
There are thousands of great, fun crafts that boys and girls alike will love. Take a look around and see what you can come up with. It doesn’t take much to create a fun leaning environment for kids.

Pictures courtesy of www.redtedart.com

Author Bio

Heather Smith is an ex-nanny. Passionate about thought leadership and writing, Heather regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting blogs/websites. She also provides value to hire a nanny by giving advice on site design as well as the features and functionality to provide more and more value to nannies and families across the U.S. and Canada. She can be available at H.smith7295 [at] gmail.com.

1 comment:

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

SO awesome, what great ideas! I'm in love with the monster shooting, that is fantastic!