Many busy parents are looking for creative and educational ways to teach their children. However, not all parents have the time to get into something that is too involved. Therefore finding a fast and easy Mother Goose craft is just the thing. Mother Goose crafts are easy to find and to imagine as they are perhaps some of the most popular groupings of nursery rhymes in this country. Mother Goose is a figure that is familiar to most, making Mother Goose crafts an ideal option for children of almost any age.
One of the best places to look for fast and easy Mother Goose crafts is the Internet. You can find just about anything online from craft ideas to crafts that you can actually download and print out in a matter of minutes. Such simple crafts and activities that can be found free of cost online include coloring pages, paint by number, connect the dots, and hidden picture finds. Templates for more three dimensional crafts can also be found online so you do not have to limit yourself to a craft that basically just involves coloring. On the Internet you can find thousands of Mother Goose craft ideas that were contributed to sites by people just like you.
Create a Character
Is there one nursery rhyme that is your child’s favorite? Or perhaps your child has been learning about a specific Mother Goose tale in school. Whatever the case, you can think of fun and fast ways to recreate their favorite characters. One example of something that you can do is to cut out a shape of a character, perhaps a spider or a lamb, into two identical outlines.
Color one outline as if it was the front of the character and the other outline as the back of the character. Use a stapler to connect the two sides on most edges leaving only enough room to stuff the character with scrap pieces or cotton balls. You could also stick to a more simple idea of cutting out the character that you are interested in and using items that you may have around your house to cover that character in the material that you think they would most feel like. For example, cotton balls can be used to cover Bo-Peep’s sheep and felt can be the feeling of the spider that wanted to share a meal with Miss Muffet.
Work with What You Have
Few things are fast and easy if they involve going to the store to pick up supplies. Try to work with the materials that you already have lying around your house. Even trash can become the base for a fun craft. Take an empty egg carton for example. When you cut out one of the egg cups and turn it upside down it can form the body of Miss Muffet’s spider or a mouse from Hickory Dickory Dock. All that you need to do is add the legs (try using twist ties or pipe cleaners), draw on the face and add any other character features. Empty milk cartons can be used to make the Three Little Pig’s houses and a fan decorated as a wolf can provide the big and bad wind. Just use your imagination and you will find that virtually anything in your house can serve some sort of dual purpose.
Remember that you have a resource in your children when it comes to thinking up ideas for fun and creative things to do. Consider their opinions the next time that you are looking for a fast and easy Mother Goose craft and you might just be pleasantly surprised with what they are able to come up with.