Self esteem crafts for kids
Crafts and Simple Ideas to boost confidence
I CAN – Take an empty coffee can or some other type of container and cover it in construction paper. Help your child write “I CAN” on it. Allow your child do decorate the can by either drawing pictures of things they can do on the can or glue pictures cut from magazines on the can. Every time your child acomplishes something, write it down on a piece of paper or a popsicle stick and put it in the can. If your child is having a bad day, pull out the can and read all the things your child can do.
Me Poster – Get a piece of poster board. Help your child decorate it with all of the wonderful things about him. Cut out words or pictures from magazines to glue on. You can put a certificate that your child earned at school on there. You can write words that describe your child such “friendly, loving, creative”.
Special Messages – Let your child decorate a shoe box. This box can be for her special messages. Every week, write a special note to your child and put it in the box. Your child will anxiously anticipate notes from you.
Interview - Print this interview. Have your child ask these questions to a teacher and family member. He will enjoy hearing the good qualities that others see in him.
Positive affirmations: Find a motivating, positive quote. Write it down on a piece of paper and have your child decorate it. Explain what it means to your child. Hang it up in a place where she will see it daily. It can be as simple as “Believe in yourself.” Or “You can do anything you set your mind to.”
Mirror Mirror – Buy a cheap mirror from the dollar store. Let your child decorate it with paint. Each day, have your child look into the mirror and admire something about herself. Actually have her look into the mirror while she says “I like my hair”. Also be sure to tell her that she can admire things about herself that she can not see in the mirror. For example, she can look in the mirror and say “I am a good friend.”
Dream collage: Get a poster board or large sheet of construction paper. Give child old magazines and newspapers to look through. Instruct them to cut out anything that represents their dreams in life. Have them write a positive statement on the poster such as “my dreams will come true” or “I believe in me”. Display it in a place in which they can view it frequently and be reminded of their dreams.
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