Disclosure: This project was inspired and produced in partnership with Create Abilities for Kids.
The projects will allow for some instant fun bonding time that will create memories and give your child a sense of accomplishment.
To celebrate Columbus Day, my daughter and I made a triple sail boat artwork from the activity kit we received from Create Abilities for Kids.
The supplies included:
–1 light blue piece of construction paper
–1 dark blue strip of construction paper
–6 small white squares
–1 brown construction paper half-circle cut-out
–4 pieces of “O” cereal
–3 craft sticks
–1 container of glue
–1 foam paint brush
First, turn the light blue paper lengthwise, then glue the dark blue strip to the bottom of the light blue construction paper (also lengthwise so that it’s perpendicular to the bottom edge). This forms the water. Then, glue the brown half-circle so that it overlaps with the strip of water, forming the boat. Attach the three craft sticks as masts, and glue two white squares to each craft stick to serve as flags. The four pieces of “O” cereal serve as the portholes.
The project was quick, simple, and fun. The kit also provided historical facts about Christopher Columbus and his voyage that would make a fun history lesson for older children.
Creating art has countless benefits for children. The sail boat activity helps children develop fine motor skills, learn to follow directions, and understand the parts of a boat. Art in general helps children build self-esteem and confidence, while providing an outlet for their creativity and imagination.
Tip: Create an art wall to display your child’s treasures. Your child’s sense of pride and accomplishment will go through the roof!