Boys are interested in craft activities that give them something to test or to experiment with. They are equally interested in doing craft work just like girls. The difference lies in their manner or way of doing it. Boys may not be very organized or particular about the means or materials, but love to understand the work and are more interested in the outcome of the activity they pursue. They are more result oriented, however, they can also use their imagination power to its best.
Different Crafts for Boys
The craft ideas for boys suggested in the following paragraphs allow boys to exercise their skills and explore the creativity, besides having an enjoyable time all along.
Children love to have a message center or message board in their bedroom. The material required for this kids’ craft are a wooden board, corks, blackboard paint, pegs, polystyrene, decorations, pockets, etc. Half of the board could be converted into a whiteboard by covering it with white cover seal. It is important to allow boys to decorate the board as per their choice and interests.
Many boys like to collect marbles, cards, rocks, etc. A tin or wooden box could be used in making a treasure chest. The box can also be decorated with the help of various decorative items. They have a great time keeping all their stuff in such kind of chests.
A flag could be prepared with different themes like a sports team, country, pirates, etc. The activity of making flags allows children to exercise their painting skills and enables them to make something concrete. Flags could be made from paper or fabric. Watercolor painting or acrylic painting could be used to make the flags colorful. Cardboard sticks or rulers could be used as poles for the flags. For bigger flags or those which are prepared from fabric, a wooden twig or branch can be used for the same.
A model of a bike helmet is also a nice craft idea that could be used by boys. A plastic milk jug with 1 gallon capacity is the main requirement in creating this craft work. The top portion of the jug which has the spout should be cut off from the rest of its body. Stickers, markers and paints should be used to decorate the jug.
The boxes of different shapes and sizes are used to make box robots. Small tubes and other decorative pieces come in handy while decorating a box robot. One would also require paint, a pair of scissors and tape to complete this project.
It is a craft activity which involves pasting paper strips over different forms and shapes to create decorative items. Balloons, bowls, plates and many such things are used in paper mache. The paper mache paste is used to bind or stick the paper strips to various decorative items. One should learn how to make paper mache in order to create decorations with the help of simple materials and accessories used in day-to-day life. Boys are also very interested in other paper crafts.
Crawling Spider Puppet
To make a crawling spider puppet, one would require 2 large black pom-poms, 1 black stretchy glove, glue and 2 wiggle eyes. One should first wear the gloves and glue the pom-pom behind the knuckles. The second pom-pom should be glued behind the first one in such a manner that both the pom-poms touch each other. The pom-pom which is the nearest to the knuckles should be glued with the wiggle eyes. The above procedure results into the creation of a nice puppet spider.
Children can also be presented with craft books where they can ‘pour’ their creativity out using paints and other decorations. The above mentioned arts and crafts for boys could be used in camps or just to enable the children in enjoying their leisure time at home.