Whether your are homeschooling your young children, or are running a daycare from home or just looking for some fun craft ideas to do with your young children, preschool crafts can be created using a few simple items from around the house. Doing preschool crafts with young children aged 3 and older will also help them develop motor skills that they need to move on to kindergarten. It’s also lots of fun for young children to be able to express themselves through preschool art. Here are some great craft ideas for preschoolers!
Craft Ideas for Preschoolers
To provide your preschoolers with an opportunity to complete some simple, yet fun-filled craft activities, there are a few things that you can do first to make this task easier to set up and clean away when finished.
Create a Designated Cabinet Filled With Crafty Items
It would be a great idea to make a designated cabinet filled with random items that can be used to create preschool art crafts. This cabinet should include things like construction paper, markers, pipe cleaners, colored pencils, crayons, foam sheets, paint, watercolors, glue sticks, white glue, and childproof scissors. It may also be useful to create a box filled with items like googly eyes, ribbons, plastic jewels, feathers, glitter, yarn, and magazine scraps. These items will help make it easy to make many preschool crafts from home.
Making Preschool Art Fun and Exciting for Young Children
The more excited parents and daycare providers are to help young children create fun, and exciting preschool projects, the more likely the children will be excited to participate in these kids’ activities. Choose a specific area where it won’t be stressful to see the children get messy to complete these activities. You could lay down some newspaper or a white shower curtain over a table area, where the kids can get as messy as they want, while making the clean-up easy and fast as well. Keep in mind that even though preschool art is fun, it also can get very messy, as 3-year-olds are just learning to use glue, scissors, etc.
Create a Collage Placemat
Allowing young children to create a collage placemat is one of many fun and exciting preschool craft activities for kids to practice their motor skills. To make these placements, children will need:
- Glue sticks
- Construction paper or poster boards
- Roll of contact paper or laminate sheets
- Magazine images
Have the children select and cut out certain pictures from the magazines. The children will then glue their choices of magazine photos to their paper (construction or poster board). They can also use markers to draw and decorate their placemat, as desired. Once finished, write the name of the child bold over the preschool placemat.
Once the placemat is dry, the placemats need to be covered on both sides using laminate paper. These placemats mak great gifts for grandparents, while allowing young children to express themselves freely, and practicing their motor skills.
Create a Box Town
This next preschool art craft is a great way for children to make their own fun toys to play with. These are the materials they will need are:
- Cartons or small boxes
- Glue sticks or white glue
- Construction or wrapping paper
First, the children can decorate or cover their boxes with paper. Children may need help with this part, depending on their age. Then have children help with cutting windows and various decorations from their construction paper. They may also simply decorate the paper by drawing with their markers. You can also help children cut doorways and tunnels into the boxes if they can’t do this themselves. Another ideas it to have kids cut out trees using green paper and road signs using bright coloured construction paper. Once they are finished, they will have a blast playing with their new homemade box town.
Other Fun Craft Ideas for Preschoolers
Children of all ages will love creating their own colourful canvas art for their bedrooms with these easy Tape Resist Art with Paint activity.
They will love learning about different types of vegetables with this fun hands-on Vegetable Paper Craft Activity.
They can create some gorgeous ants, with this fun Ant Paper Craft Activity.
This fun cicada paper craft is a great way for children to learn about the cicada while working on their fine motor skills.
For a fun festive season craft activity, children can make this beautiful paper poinsettia.
These fun reindeer story puppets are a great way for children to learn about reindeers while working on their fine motor and literacy skills.
Children will enjoy making a gorgeous Mother’s Day Card for that special person in their life this Mother’s Day.
They will love creating scratch art like these scratch art eggs.
Fans of the awesome Star Wars series will love getting creative with this fun Star Wars Droid Line Art and Puzzle. This fun and colourful project helps kids learn dexterity by having to stay in the lines.
The kids will love helping create this portable garage with mini race track. They will have a place to store their cars and then a fun race track to race their cars on.
Kids will love creating their own bright and colourful glitter fireworks art which they can display by hanging in their room or even give as a present to that special person in their life.
Aboriginal art is one of the oldest art forms and consists primarily of symbols. These symbols were used as a means of communication of their life, their rituals, and their customs. Create some Aboriginal Hand Stencils while learning about this amazing culture.
They will love making these gorgeous campfire handprint pictures.
These fun puppy story puppets are a great way for children to learn about puppies while working on their fine motor and literacy skills.
Children will love learning about different types of fruits with this fun hands-on Fruit Paper Craft Activity.