Many parents feel limited when it comes to arts and crafts activities for their toddlers. So many activities involve scissors, glue, and other various small items that toddlers aren’t quite capable of using at this time. Listed here are a few low mess, low budget arts and crafts activities for toddlers.
Arts and Crafts Activities for Toddlers
Felty Foods Crafts
The only supplies you will need for this craft are various colors and shapes cut out of felting. One of the easiest foods to “make” would be a felt pizza. Use a large yellow circle and several red triangular pieces to create tomato topping “slices.”
Use other smaller colors in various shapes of pizza toppings to decorate the top with your toddler. Use the same large yellow circle as a plate and help your toddler build a plate of bacon and eggs. Use this activity to review colors, shapes, and different foods to turn it into an educational activity!
Felty Alphabet Activity
If you are crafty, or maybe you have a family member that is, you can create these gorgeous alphabet letters for your young children. They are an engaging, hands-on activity that can be used with young children, to help them learn the letters of the alphabet.
For this activity, you will need an empty oatmeal container (recommended) or cereal box, white paper, tape, non-toxic paints, and crayons. Tape the paper to the inside of the chosen container and lightly coat some crayons in the non-toxic paints. In order to review colors, it is best to match the paint color with the crayon color.
Now put the crayons into the container, seal it, and let your toddler shake, kick, or roll it around. Make a game of rolling it back and forth to each other. You can also start by adding only one color at a time to see how each color builds a more colorful painting. This activity is wonderful for parents who want a painting activity that is a low or no mess activity.
Create a Juicebox “Friend”
For this activity, you will need some empty juice boxes/poppers, construction paper, googly eyes (recommended only for older toddlers), scissors, and a glue stick. Take a solid piece of construction paper to cover the outside of the juice box to create a base. Use shapes (pre-cut by the parent) to create a face. Let your toddler pick out the shapes and coat one side with the glue stick and let your toddler place it on the box; however, they please.
Review shapes and colors as they pick them out and encourage them to find a shape or color you ask them for. Add googly eyes or construction paper eyes and use construction paper or yarn to create hair or a hat. Now have fun playing with your Juicebox “Friends” with your toddler!
No matter what, there is always an arts and crafts activity for any age. Keep playtime fun with these activities!
This fun and easy to make edible Gingerbread Slime is such a great activity to keep your young children enjoying themselves while working on their fine motor skills. Or, maybe they would prefer this 3-ingredient Honey Slime.
Playdough is always a fun activity and it helps with building fine motor skills. This edible marshmallow playdough is a fun and very easy dough that is completely safe incase your child is one that tends to put things in their mouths. Though this edible playdough contains peeps and sprinkles, you don’t need to use those, you can add your own props and different colours for learning.
This campfire picture is a fun activity for young children, though they will need help from an adult to complete it.