How do you introduce crafts to your family when they are not interested in crafting? That’s an excellent question and there are some excellent answers. So you say your family is not interested in crafts? They don’t want to be creative. Everything in your house you buy at the store and you would like a change. You want to see some homemade items on display in your house, but no one seems interested. There are simple solutions for this problem. I’ll give you some ideas on how to introduce crafts into your home painlessly. Listed below are the crafts that almost everyone is interested in. The reason people love these particular crafts is because they serve a dual purpose. When you make these things, you’re not just doing them to “craft.” But you make them because you will put your heart into the creation and then present it as a gift to someone special.
- Ornaments. Yes, try starting with Christmas or holiday decorations. There are some companies that sell ready-to-paint trim. These are wooden ornaments and the sets come with their own paint sets. This is a perfect initial introduction to crafts.
- Easter eggs: All children and even some adults love to paint Easter eggs. You can buy the real eggs at some of the eastern supermarkets or you can buy the plastic eggs at the dollar stores. You can use yellow crayons and draw pictures on the eggs and even print messages on each egg with the yellow crayon. Once you do that, dye the egg any color. The name and picture you drew on the egg will be very clear and will display perfectly on the egg.
- Knitting. This is a craft that you can present to your animal-loving friends. Knitting or knitting blankets and quilts, you have the perfect gifts to donate to animal shelters. I remember when I adopted my kitty from the animal shelter, the shelter gave me a special quilt that was crocheted by someone who donated it. That was extra special, because instead of sitting on a piece of cardboard on the ride home, the kitten was curled up on the quilt inside the kitten carrier. So, introduce knitting and crocheting to your kids or teens and tell them you’re donating the gifts to local animal shelters.
- Bonding: This is a wonderful craft because you can make your own souvenirs while on vacation or when you return from vacation. Have the family save all the little memories of your trips. (Save movie tickets, store receipts, and other paper items like match covers and game posters, and even paper money or coupons.) Then gather everything together and stick it onto something like a cork board or empty frame. You have a boat that now contains memories of every moment of your journey. Not many can resist such a craft.
- Virtual cork board: This is probably one of the easiest crafts that you can bring to the family. The mission: decorate your own virtual cork board on the computer monitor. Go to http://www.mycorkboard.com/ and let each member of the family add items to the basic cork board. Or they can create their own on their own computers.
- Photography: This one is easy and everyone will love it. Go to the dollar store and buy some disposable cameras. They all go out alone one day and take their 12 photos. Then everyone gathers in the same place after revealing the images. Each one makes their own photo-collage. This is a keepsake your family will cherish for years to come and has painlessly introduced them to crafting.
- Ideas: If you are still short on ideas, go to this website; Ideas abound here and you will find at least one craft that will pique your interest.
So, use your imagination and you will come up with creative projects to finish. Your family will be interested in crafts. Even family members who are not interested in crafts will enjoy the personal crafts mentioned above.