Arts and Crafts For Family Fun

Participating in arts and crafts is usually seen as a very childlike activity. After all, we typically have this idea of seeing kids getting messy with paints, drawing all over walls and filling their school textbooks with doodles.

While not every child is born with these creative urges, getting involved with some kind of arts and crafts is a fantastic way to help your child develop, but also to get them interested in a productive hobby. What’s even better is actually participating in these activities with your children as a chance to bond with your family, and there are many advantages to this.

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It’s Memorable

You could always purchase something like a shelf or A3 frames to display your child’s art. It’ll create wonderful memories for your family and it’s a great way for your kids to receive compliments from family members and friends about their artwork. You could even spice it up a little by adding LEDs or hanging different arts and crafts from the ceiling instead of just the walls.

It’s Inexpensive

For the price of a video game, you could get your child hundreds of crayons and coloured pencils, dozens of sketch pads to draw on and even a small little art table. Arts and crafts are definitely not expensive when it comes to how much entertainment and productivity your child gets out of them. However, do be careful with hoarding these art supplies.

Although inexpensive, it’s very common to end up having boxes and boxes of art supplies stored up that you never use, so make sure you’re frugal with these purchases–they can get really expensive! The next time you’re looking for a budget and productive way to spend the night, consider getting some art supplies!

It Helps Unleash Their Creativity

Many children have creative urges. They want to do something with their hands, be it put together a puzzle, craft things with Lego or even create some art. It helps them develop a sense of creativity and gives them an outlet to express themselves. While it sounds incredibly cliché to say these things, art can be a unique way for your kids to communicate in their own way.

Arts and Crafts Develops a Hobby

Arts and crafts can be a wonderful hobby to develop together with your kids. You could go on holidays and bring sketch pads along to draw together, you could pose as a model for your child to draw, or you could even create something together for your child’s school project. There are countless opportunities when it comes to using arts and crafts as a bonding activity, and you’ll be surprised at just how much fun you and your kids can get out of it.

It Helps Develop Motor Skills

Whether it’s making bead art, learning to knit or simply just painting, it helps your child develop motor skills and improves their hand-eye coordination. In fact, setting up an arts and crafts station is one of the best ways for your children to improve their fine motor skills.

We’ve enjoyed many hours of arts and crafts with the boys and it really is the gift that keeps on giving. This week we’ll be decorating rocks again and hiding them in our community for others to find. What artsy things do you and your family enjoy?

Get a Car Service in Hotter Temperatures

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Summer is fast approaching and that means that a certain amount of preparation is required. We need to stock up on sun cream, get the ice cream in, clean and check the barbecue and get a car service. If you’re planning on going anywhere this summer, be it simply the usual commute to work or a longer trip to enjoy summer fun you need to make sure that your car receives a service that will guarantee that it is safe and ready for transporting you where you need to go in hotter temperatures.

Cars, like most things, need a certain amount of looking after all year round. Drivers rarely forget to be winter ready; they pack blankets, check tyres, check their oil and water, make sure the heating is working and so on. Summer servicing doesn’t often receive the same enthusiasm, however, if you understand cars and how they work, you’ll be careful not to put off your summer essential maintenance!

A hotter weather car service ensures that you enjoy safe and comfortable motoring this summer and covers all of these points and more:

Keep Your Car Hydrated

Us humans are regularly told to make sure that we drink enough, especially in hot weather. This is just as important for your car. Making sure that fluids such as windshield washer fluid, coolant, oil and so on are topped up is essential all year and more frequently in prolonged high temperatures.

Tyre Pressure and Tyre Health

When the sun comes out we tend to spend more time on the road visiting friends and family, driving to the beach, enjoying road trips and outdoor pursuits. What you might not realise is that when the weather is hotter the air in your car tyres tends to expand. This can make it difficult to get a true reading of what your tyre pressure actually is unless you really do know what you’re doing.

As well as tyre pressure it is important to ensure that the tread on your tyres is legal and safe, something a car service would pick up on straight away.

During car servicing, oil and filter changes will be undertaken and you’ll be advised if your fuel filters or anything else needs to be replaced. Keeping on top of these aspects of car maintenance saves you money in the long term. So if you are wondering where to go, DAT Tyres have a car servicing garage here making it easy to get these important safety points checked before things go wrong.

An Effective Car Service Reduces Fuel Costs

How can a car service help with fuel costs? You naturally spend more time out and about over the summer as you take advantage of the better weather. This means you use more petrol. If your car isn’t serviced and isn’t kept in tip-top condition you may suffer from what is called poor fuel economy. Basically, your fuel isn’t going to go as far and your car isn’t going to work quite so well. Keeping on top of these aspects of car maintenance saves you money in the long term.

Make sure that you are ready for summer and that your car is too. There’s nothing like a breakdown or poor performance to ruin the holiday mood.

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