Roberta’s Art Gallery Kids’ Corner

I am excited to introduce Roberta’s Art Gallery Kids’ Corner! In each “Roberta’s Art Gallery Craft Corner” blog, there will be a featured craft for kids that coincides with or has similar materials that the featured “adult” craft uses. The idea behind this corner is to give children, be it siblings, nieces, nephews, grand kids, or any other child in your life, an idea of a craft that you can do together! As the weeks progress with these kids crafts, there will be more and more activities and inspirations for you and the kids in your life to do.

This week will feature a kid’s summer bucket list jar. The idea behind this is to get kids outside or do activities aside from sitting in front of the TV or using electronics. Use ice cream dates as a reward system, or on a beautiful day make the kids more excited to get outside and go to a park. Due to COVID-19, some of these categories may have to be adjusted to what will be safe and realistic in your area.

Necessities:

  • Paper (preferably different colors)
  • Pen or markers
  • Scissors (kid’s scissors or assistance with helping to cut paper)
  • A mason jar, basket, or bucket that kids can look into to grab a specific color

Optional Tools:

  • If you do not have colored paper, colored pencils or crayons are preferable
  • Things to decorate
    • Ribbon
    • Jewels
    • Paint
    • Other stickers or decor to dress up your jar
    • Tape

Step 1: Each color of paper that you pick will represent a different category of events. Start out by doing research of what is in your area. Make a list of these different activities that you would like to do for you “Summer Bucket List”. Some great activities for kids would be, go for a bike ride, read a book, play catch, local parks, sidewalk chalk adventure, places to go on the weekend, etc.

Step 2: Now that you have done your research and made your “Summer Bucket List”, pick a colored piece of paper to go with each category.

**If you do not have colored paper, don’t worry! All you have to do is color code your events when writing them, and color the back of these tiny pieces of paper with colored pencils or crayons. This is a chance for kids to color too. I recommend coloring the back of pieces once you have cut them out (after Step 4).

Step 3: Make a key so that you remember what colors represent what sort of event. You can put this on the jar, write it on a piece of paper and tape it on the bottom of your jar, however and wherever you would like to use it.

Step 4: Cut out pieces of your colored paper that are 1 inch wide and about 2 inches long.

**You can cut out all pieces of paper at once or cut them one at a time.

Step 5: Write out the places/events to experience on your color-coded pieces of paper. When you are done, fold them in half, and toss them in the jar!

Step 6: Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for each of the categories that you are going to be adding into your Summer Bucket List “Jar”.

Step 7: Shake up your “jar” and now it is time to decorate! This is the kid’s bucket list, so let the kid go crazy with colors and designs! 

This is something that can be used throughout the year, and can be activities for just the kids, or activities for the entire family.

Keep the whole family creative!

Your Craft Corner Guru,