This is the perfect time to draw, create, make a comic book, or in our case learn how to sew. At my store, www.ChocolateCakeClub.com, we have a My First Sewing Kit that my daughter had seen and had been asking me about for weeks. When I asked her 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 ones that we carry that 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:
We don’t carry this item but my 10 year old son just had a blast doing this art kit on Easter – RoseArt Color Blanks.
Our Kids Art-to Go Folios are also great for keeping kids amused by drawing or having paper handy to play hang man or other games. Or, the 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?