Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Let's Get Creative! I'm the "Little Crafty Kids" Contributor on Squidoo



Hello! I'm Louise - author, freelance writer and home educating mum from England - and I'm delighted to be writing here on Review This!

I'm the Little Crafty Kids Contributor on Squidoo, where you'll find me under the name of MissMerFaery. As a proud mama of two wonderful children, I am super excited to be sharing our crafting adventures with you, and will be asking you to share yours, too!


It's my job to showcase craft ideas, resources and reviews for crafting with the under-fives. So if you love getting creative with babies, toddlers and preschoolers, I want to hear from you! Parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who lives, works or spends time with children - that means you! Even if your little ones have all grown up now, perhaps you have memories and past craft ideas that you can share?


When I'm not busy crafting with my own little ones (I have a 4-year-old daughter and baby son), I'll be busy sharing our craft ideas and resources, reviewing our favourite craft kits and materials, providing craft tutorials, and much more. There will be some crafts for grown-ups too, for making toys, learning tools and other items for small children to play with!


But it's not all about us - I'll be looking for stellar craft ideas from everyone else, too! I'll be promoting top notch lenses on Squidoo, finding the best ideas from around the web, and inviting you to review your favourite products or create fun how-to's to share with other parents, caregivers and preschool teachers, so that we can spread the crafting bug everywhere!


I caught the crafting bug in my twenties, and it seems to have rubbed off on my little girl, too. She delves into her craft jar most days, eager to make something new! So if this all sounds familiar, why not share your knowledge and expertise?


Arts and crafts help little ones to develop their creativity and imagination, fine motor skills, artistic ability, and so much more. It's also great for recycling a wealth of materials, creating your own toys and games on a budget, and providing kids with fun activities that create good memories and teach them new skills!


So, I hope you will join me in creating a network of craft ideas for under-fives. To find out more, please stop by my
Little Crafty Kids Contributor page. You can also follow Little Crafty Kids on Facebook, and enjoy all our ideas and inspirations on the Little Crafty Kids Network on Pinterest.

If you're not already on Squidoo, and would like to try your hand at sharing your passions (kids crafts and otherwise) then you can
join Squidoo for free, and enjoy a wonderful creative platform for your writing!

I'm a roving poster girl for Review This! so I'll be popping up now and again between the lovely regular writers here! I shall leave you with an invitation to
review the best kids crafts kits for under-fives, and look forward to seeing what you come up with! 

5 comments:

  1. I love crafts for kids! I, myself, started crafting as a child and my love for crafts has followed me into adulthood. I truly do believe that crafting as a child helps develop creativity, as well as gives a child a real since of accomplishment. The key is to find age appropriate crafts that are fast and easy. That is exactly why I love your "Crafty Kids" niche on Squidoo. It is a place that will focus on craft ideas just for children under the age of 5. Perfect!

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  2. I'll be looking forward to your ideas. I love to do crafts with my granddaughters. I also do crafts in my Mom's Alzheimer's home and find that many of the crafts for children are also good for the elderly. Thanks for this great niche.

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  3. This is an awesome topic! My kids and I always did crafts together -- it's some of my favorite memories. Can't wait to one day do it with my grandkids. Welcome, Louise! I know we are in for some fun with you as the Little Crafty Kids contributor!

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  4. What fun the Little Crafty Kids contributor series shall be! How I miss the days when my son was young and we were always working on fun little arts and crafts projects together.

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  5. How I loved crafts as a child. The wonderful thing is that I decided not to grow out of that love. I still have that five-year-old inside me and we still thrive when we are using our creativity. Yours is a powerful niche. As a former teacher of young children, I know just how critical it is to nurture that vibrant artist within each child. This was a fabulous introduction to who you are and what we can look forward to with delight.

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