PLEASE SHARE YOUR IDEAS TOO!!!
In less than a week , the (wonderful, amazing, life-saving, I don’t have enough words to qualify them) LIL online classes will be over and the Easter holiday will start…. With kids and parents locked together in the house 24/7 … Help!!!
I’ve been thinking long and hard about a ctivities that could keep the kids entertained without excessive screen time involved so here are my suggestions:
1/ Painting and drawing.
I am in no way artistic so teaching my kids to paint and draw is definitely something I need to outsource.
Artésane offers a large selection of online classes and within their selection I think these ones could be appropriate for children and teenagers: “Je dessine des personnages de contes et légendes”; “Je dessine les animaux”; “20 techniques pour débuter l’aquarelle”, “Initiation au lettrage au feutre” , “Découvrir la peinture à la gouache”.
I had also bought previously bought this great book, which explains how to draw Manga characters, and which my daughter adores.
2/ Making jewellery and various objects with Miyuki beads
I introduced the children the bead looming two years ago and to peyote last year, both with Miyuki beads, which are so much nicer than the old rocaille I had as a kid. I am absolutely rubbish at it but two out of four of them are very good, in particular my 9 y-o son – so do not be prejudiced it is an activity which should only be offered to girls!
As for equipment, the website also tells you everything you need for each tutorial, but for generic bracelet making I would recommend you order needles, thread, a few bead looms, a set of closures, a set of pliers, and off course loads of Miyuki beads of various colours.
I’ve never tried but why not… I’ve ordered this set, which apparently has instructions as well. If you are more knowledgeable than me on this suggestions are highly welcome…
4/ Pâte à sel
I used to and loads when I was a kids and absolutely loved it – obviously what you do with the hideous objects resulting from the process is another issue… In any case, here is a recipe, which seems pretty reasonable.