Toddlers need to be creative to keep their minds going and their souls happy. Here are some craft ideas that you can do with your toddlers at home to keep them busy. At the end of it, you will have a home that is covered in their craft creations and your kids will be very proud to display them!
Tracing your hands
This is something fun for you guys to do. Trace your hands on a piece of paper and you can color it in with whatever material you want to use.
Create a clock
Draw the numbers into a paper plate. Poke a hole in the middle of the plate and place the hands with a split pin. Let your child decorate the clock and you can use this to teach your toddler about numbers and time.
We have all done this once or twice in life. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. Cut the sides to create wings. Open the page and decorate your butterfly.
This is a great learning tool that you can use. Get a big piece of paper and trace your toddler. Label the body so that your toddler can begin to learn about the different body parts. They can also decorate the body image if they want as well.
Finger painting is lots of fun but keep in mind that this does make a mess so you are going to want to do this outside and use paint that will wash off easily and is non-toxic.
Make your own play dough
Making your own playdough might seem like a mission but the truth of the matter is, it is very easy.
2 cups of flour
¾ cup of salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups lukewarm water
2 tablespoons of veg oil
Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the water and oil. Cook over medium heat and stir constantly. Stir until the dough becomes thick and begins to form a ball. Remove from heat and place it into the bags. Add your food coloring and knead the dough till the color is spread throughout. This keeps for up to 3 months.
Make wind chimes out of yogurt cups
This is a great way for you to recycle your old yogurt containers. All you need to do is decorate the yogurt containers, poke a hole in the middle of them and threat a piece of string through them. Hang them up in your trees and you got a homemade windchime!
Who doesn’t want to eat their necklace? Find a few items around the house that your child can eat like fruitloops or sweets with holes in them. Thread it onto a string and you get edible jewels.
String beads onto a piece of string
Get yourself some string and beads. Let your toddler make a few items but do not cut the string as you want to be able to use it over and over. This is a great way to teach your child motor skills as well as you can teach them about colors.
Tracing different shapes
Kids need to learn about different shapes and what better way than to use items around the house that are different shapes and get your toddler to trace them and color them in. In the end, label the shape.
Make a collage
Cut out some pictures from newspapers and magazines that you have lying around the house. Give the images to your toddler and let them create their own pictures using those images.
Glue buttons to create an image
Textures are very important to show your toddlers while they are in their developing stages. Give them different shape buttons and different textured ones. Let them stick them onto a page to create an even bigger shape.
Make a paper boat
Use old newspapers to make your very own floating boats that you can race in the bath or in the pool.
The activities that we mentioned above are not only going to keep your toddler busy while they are busy at home but it is also going to give you the tools to teach your toddler at the same time. Bonding time together has never been this fun before!