DIY Diffuser Necklace and the 3 Benefits of crafting with your kids
Are you stuck pulling your hair out because it’s summertime and all you hear is “Mom, I’m bored!”, even though your children have all their toys out? Better yet, are you desperately looking for a way to rip that iPhone or iPad out of your child’s hands and get them to do ANYTHING else? You’re in luck! One of the popular crafts The Hippie Hobby sponsors for ‘Mommy and Me’ night is a DIY diffuser necklace.
1. Creative emotional outlet
Allowing your child a creative emotional outlet, specifically through DIY arts and crafts provides them a safe place to express their emotions in a positive way. For example, referencing the diffuser necklace, giving your child a choice to pick the color of beads, felt and even the charms allows for total creativity within the project. Letting them choose where on the diffuser necklace to put these charms is even more imaginative. Heck, if they want to turn the necklace into a bracelet instead –let them! This is all about allowing your child to creatively think and feel accomplished.
The positive feelings that your child will feel after accomplishing their craft project forms a correlation that during stressful situations in life, crafting can be an outlet to that stress (better than a tantrum, right?).
2. Forming a bond between children and parents
Sitting down with your child and crafting with your children creates a positive bond between you and your children. Your children can play together, talk about different ways they would to do the project, while you, as the parent can be there to praise their creativity and teach them throughout the process. The aromatherapy or DIY diffuser necklace has so many valuable lessons children can learn. Taking the opportunity to teach them about different essential oils they can use on their piece of felt and allowing them to switch it often is empowering and allows them to get in touch with their feelings, and figure out ways to cope and deal with them respectively. Asking them “What’s your favorite oil? How would you use that? What happens when you smell that essential oil?” are all ways to learn together and create a positive bond along the way.
3. Fine motor skills and dexterity improvement
Picking up small beads, opening jump rings, attaching jump rings to a chain –
and picking up the smaller charms all help develop fine motor skills and
improve dexterity. Having kids use their little fingers and enabling them to develop their motor skills is a fun process to watch for parents.
The Hippie Hobby is an every other month craft subscription box. All of the craft boxes are suitable for ‘Mommy and Me’ crafternoons. To order a DIY diffuser necklace kit for your child and you to put together, click here. This mini kit is FREE as an introduction to their subscription box. They just ask you pay a small fee of $7.99 for shipping and handling. Don’t be shy, Craft On and remember, #CraftHappens!
Natalie’s Mom, Dawn says, “I love doing crafts with my daughter, but my schedule is so crazy. It’s hard to find time to get it all together. I love the Hippie Hobby craft boxes because they are fun, the instructions are easy to follow and most of all, everything we need is in the box!
Natalie, 5th grade, “Making my aromatherapy necklace was fun and creative. I had a lot of fun with the activities and I liked that I got to spend the time with my mom doing it”