Any parent knows that the worst two words you can hear from your child’s mouth during the summer are, “I’m bored.” It’s hard to find stimulating activities for many children these days in a world full of TVs and tablets. But don’t let those words discourage you from finding great crafts for your younger children to enjoy. As with any activity with children, safety should always be first. We’ve put together a list of great summer crafts involving cardboard for you to do with your children. Just remember to use the proper tools and utility blades, like the SafeCutters Raze Safety Cutter or the Micro-Ceramic Blade Precision Cutter, when helping your children with their cardboard project.
If you’re looking for a great afternoon craft, look no further. This cardboard treehouse combines basic architecture and design skills with the ability to decorate or paint the final product as well. Great for any elementary school age, make sure to help your child cut the cardboard pieces with a tool that they can’t grab and cut themselves with, such as the SafeCutters Ceramic Pen Cutter. Once all the pieces have been cut out with a safe utility blade, you both can assemble the treehouse. The last touch would be to add paint for a perfect doll playhouse or kitchen table centerpiece.
Another great activity to do with children is to help them explore their genealogy in a fun way. Making a cardboard family tree is a great activity to get them involved. Utilizing a safe utility blade, cut out a tree pattern from a large piece of cardboard. The leaves are made from slices of folded toilet paper rolls and construction paper. Add family names to the leaves and group them by relation.
Summer is a time to have fun with your kids and not a time to spend in the emergency room getting stitches from a utility blade laceration. Make sure to use safe products when you’re doing projects with your children!
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