Some of the basic crafting projects that children can do in school are a homework bulletin board, buddy pens, school coin keeper and beady buddies. Other suggestions are backpack tags, wizard book box and CD locker magnets. You can also add the weekly reusable calendar, trading card folder and pencil wands.
Physical Exercise – even small amounts of exercise are only for the good. The hands in particular benefit hugely with craft projects. So even doing craft while sitting, is beneficial.
It is a good way to develop motor skills. They learn muscle control so they could handle pencils and crayons. Their hand strokes improve as their grips become steadier and their hand muscles more relaxed. It develops hand and brain coordination.
You can find these items in a variety of places online and in stores. Most craft shops carry acrylic beads in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. There are vast amounts of online sites that carry them. Many of them allow you to buy in bulk for larger projects and have very affordable pricing.
Craft is a wonderful stress reliever – and this in fact applies to any age group. The repetitive physical movements, the concentration on achieving the end result, all help to relax and distract the mind away from the day-to-day problems.
Afterward, you can give each child a ball to cover with seashells. Children and hot glue do not really mix, so to prevent any accidents use regular school glue and later you can reinforce the shells with some hot glue. School glue may not hold the shells down as well.