Thursday, February 18, 2016

Too old for crafts?



Do you think that kids get to old for crafts?  Or is it just the personality of the kid?  My daughters used to love crafts.  They would always ask to create something.  They loved beads, cutting paper, coloring, pop-up cards, making christmas ornaments.  Now at 9, 10 and 16, they inform me they are "too old for crafts".   They are even against decorating for holidays.

Today I suggested we cut out some shamrocks to hang or a shamrock suncatcher I saw here.   I got an eye roll and a firm no from the 9 year old.  Sigh.

Some days it seems that the only thing they are interested in is youtube and video gaming.

What do you think?  Are today's kids "too old for crafts"?  Can we convince them to keep being crafty?  How do you encourage kids who only want video games and youtube without taking away all electronics?

I even have a variety of kids in different school situations.  My homeschooled daughter thinks the same way my public school kids do.

Give me your thoughts.