The Frazzled Mum's Guide to Becoming an Art & Crafts Extraordinaire

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Busy and frazzled mums and dads are having to use all of their reserves to try to get through this global pandemic in one piece, and ensure their kids get the nurture they need too! It looks set to be another hard few months with the announcement that Christmas is essentially cancelled. This is a huge bummer to anyone who had made plans with loved ones, and represents yet another setback in the battle against COVID-19.


But, it’s important to try to be positive, and this means working on coming up with ideas that are going to help you navigate lockdown and maintain your sanity! Finding things to do around the house, and to keep you and the kids occupied is crucial, and one of the best ways of doing that is to make sure you focus on art & crafts. Check out this guide for any mums out there looking to become art and crafts experts!


Choose What You Want to Create


The first and most important thing you need to do is to decide what you want to create by way of art and crafts. You have a lot of choice, but you need to narrow it down so you can get the right materials, and so you are able to focus on completing projects. You may wish to make stylish clocks with different themes, or perhaps you just want to paint a picture or create a sculpture. There is so much choice that it can sometimes be overwhelming, but it also gives you a nice and diverse range of options for you and the family to use to keep busy and entertain yourselves, and this is certainly something you should decide before you proceed with anything else. 


Gather the Right Materials


There are plenty of great places to start when it comes to improving and gathering the right art and crafts materials, and you should head to a craft shop to stock up. Once you know what you want to create you can hit the internet and find out what materials you might need in order to help you achieve this. Make sure you are focused on doing as much as possible to make the most of this right now, and there are a lot of things that can enhance any art and crafts session. For instance, essentials such as craft glue guns are a must for most projects, and you’re going to need stationery, tape, paper, card, and more besides. Make sure you think about what it takes to make the most of this right now, and try to think about the right ways of getting all the materials you require. 


Involve the Kids


You need to make sure you look at doing as much as possible to involve the kids in your art and crafts extravaganza. This is something that can make a massive difference to their enjoyment over lockdown, and it helps you to develop a creative bond with your family. Art and crafts are great for helping you and ther kids to stay occupied and focus on creating things, which is good for strengthening brain function. Make sure you think about the different types of art and crafts that would be the most suitable for kids, and even consider asking your children if there is anything specifically they would like to try to create. 


Make Some Money Off Of It


Now, if you find you’re pretty good and this art and crafts malarky, there could well be an opportunity to make some decent money from this. The first thing you need to make sure you get right is to ensure you have created enough quality pieces to be able to sell to people, and this is something that plays a major part in this process. You should also check out these tips for craft fayre selling in order to help you make the most of this. Setting up a stall is something that can go a long way towards helping you sell your crafts at a fayre, and trying to make as much money as you can.


There are so many great things you can do that are going to help you when it comes to improving your life over lockdown, and keeping busy is really important. The great thing is that art and crafts are a great way of being able to help you improve your creativity, as well as keeping the family occupied during this tough time. And, if you can make a bit of money from this in the long run, that’s even better!



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