This is the perfect time to draw, create, make a comic book, or in our case learn how to sew. When I asked my daughter what she wanted to do in the hospital the first day she said she wanted to learn to sew. I brought in the kit and together we made a felt elephant. This is her “hospital” friend. I like that I started to teach her a skill and that she and I made something together that will remind us of our hospital stay.
There are so many arts & craft kits out there so you are sure to find some that relate to your child’s interests and skill level. Here are some of the onesthat I think would work well for a hospital room because the kits have everything you need, they don’t take a lot of room, and there is relatively little mess. Most of them are from Alex Toys:
All That Glitters Wristlet
My First Sewing Kit
Friend 2 Friend Bracelet Kit
Decorate Your Own Princess Mirror
Heart Keepsake Box
Spiffy Spa Kit
My Crafty Cars Kit
Paint Your Own Garden Gnome from Sassafras
Paint Your Own Pirate Chest
Decorate Your Own Wooden Race Car or Train
Design Your Own Chef’s Hat and Apron from Sassafras
My 10-year-old son just had a blast doing this art kit on Easter – RoseArt Color Blanks.
The Kids Art-to Go Folios by The Piggy Story are also great for keeping kids amused by drawing or having paper handy to play hang man or other games. Or,Alex Toys My Giant Busy Box has ideas and supplies on fun things to make that will keep your kids amused for days.
Do you have any craft ideas to do with sick kids?