Babies love playing with things and to feel and chew on them. For many parents it is hard to invest in toys and other objects. An economic and fun way is to make things for the baby yourself. This does not have to be hard, and in addition, you will have unique baby craft that no one else has.
In many different cultures, parents, families or well-wishers do crafts for their newborn babies. Giving presents to babies is not uncommon, and most are homemade. They do not have to be complicated, as long as there is some thought behind.
Simple baby craft includes a book about your baby. As these might not be appropriate for your baby, many parents and especially grandparent love photo albums that feature the major elements in the baby’s life: first bath, first birthday, first step, first tooth, first meeting with the grandparents etc. Insert the baby’s hand and footprint in order to make the book even more memorable.
Other ideas for baby craft are to knit blankets, hats, gloves or small socks for your little one. People who are creative and good and handicrafts can even make sweaters, dresses or other pieces of clothing. Usually these items are inherited through the family, but each baby is happy for them. They create a special family bond, and are often kept by the children even when they grow old.
To make your own mobile is a good idea as well. Take some bright colorful pictures (preferably with animals on them), attach them to string and attach the strings to a stick of some kind. Make sure that the stick is somewhat leveled, so that is does not dip more to one side than another. Hand the mobile above your baby’s crib or in the play corner. It will lie beneath it and be happy or the movements that make the images twist and twirl in the wind.
Baby crafts are easy to do and only your own fantasy is your limit. If you miss something, you can most probably make it by yourself. Be sure though to include a safety aspect into everything that you make. There should be no small details that can fall of and swallowed by the child. Do not use toxic colors or textiles. In other word, be sure that everything you use is baby friendly.