Are you looking for fun Orange Crafts for Kids? This list has you covered. Whether it’s using oranges, creating orange objects, or learning to identify different shades of orange, these creative paper crafts, and other fun ideas have you covered!
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Crafting is always a good idea. Not only does the effort produce some really cool things, but it teaches the kids to listen, be creative, and have fun.
They’ll use their fine motor skills, sensory skills, and more – and that is always a great combination for learning!
What are the basic crafting supplies to have on hand?
If you’re anything like me, having a cabinet full of craft supplies is totally normal! I like to have construction paper, tissue paper, markers/colors, glue, scissors, tape, paint…and then just about anything else I can think of.
With crafting, more is better in my mind! You never know when you’re going to want to toss on some glitter!
Can We Craft with Dried Orange Slices?
Absolutely! Dried Orange Slices are a fantastic addition to your range of orange-themed crafts. Not only do they provide a vibrant, natural color, but they also add a sensory element with their unique texture and pleasant citrus scent.
As for the educational component, dried orange slices can be used to teach several important concepts:
- Science: The process of drying fruit is a practical lesson in food preservation and biology. It can initiate discussions about how moisture affects food spoilage, and why removing water helps keep the fruit usable for longer.
- Math: Dried orange slices can be used in counting games or for creating patterns, aiding in the development of early math skills.
- Art: Using dried orange slices in crafts can help children learn about textures, colors, and using natural materials in art.
- Sensory Development: The unique feel and smell of the dried orange slices stimulate the senses, contributing to sensory development.
- Fine Motor Skills: Handling and crafting with the dried orange slices can help improve children’s fine motor skills, which are crucial for tasks like writing and self-care tasks later on.
Incorporating dried orange slices into your crafts is not just fun, but also an enriching educational experience for children.
What do you do with all the crafts that kids make?
I love to keep them for later. Now, I totally get that it’s not possible to keep ALL of them, but I do pick out a few that are unique and different.
I have a special keepsake box that I’ll store them in and it’s just a fun way to have them to show the kids as they get older.
Will they remember the day that they made a lion face at home? Probably not…but showing them what they did might help or at the very least bring a smile to their face!
There is always space to hang up crafts on the fridge or put them on shelves scattered throughout the house. Display them while you can and show them off!
This list of orange crafts has a good balance of crafts that are created using oranges and a few crafts that showcase learning the color orange.
Keep in mind that you can always alter any of them to be a learning chance so do what you want to do.
I think that when it comes to having kids create, there are so many ways to make it happen.
Have them explain their process, have them talk about what they liked best, and just open up those lines of communication. You’ll be amazed at what they observe and say and it’s a fun way to bond!
If you can create a craft a day, just think about the fun time you’ll have together and the conversations that you can have. The options are endless and the creations are aplenty.
Which of these fun orange crafts for kids do you think that they’re going to be most excited to make first?