We’ve always loved arts and crafts at our house, even when my girls were toddlers.
But, sometimes it’s hard to find crafts for toddlers that are simple and age appropriate. So many cute crafts are much better suited to older kids.
Luckily, I’ve got some great ideas for you. The crafts you’ll find below are all well suited to toddlers. They get to be creative, have fun, and learn, learn, learn.
And, once you’re done making crafts, try one of these fun activities for toddlers to spend more quality time together.
Arts and Crafts for Toddlers
Cardboard Roll Stamping – a simple printmaking project that is perfectly suited to toddler hands.
Fun Window Art – a simple and mess-free way to keep toddlers busy with a temporary art project
Simple Suncatchers – make a colorful art project to decorate your windows with this mess-free idea
Painted Suncatchers – try this unexpected combination of paint and contact paper to make a pretty suncatcher
Easy Mask Making Activity – let your toddler get creative with a simple art invitation. It takes just a few minutes to make the mask templates and then your toddler can decorate it on their own.
Simple Cloud Craft – make a few puffy clouds with this simple craft
Apple Stamping – one of our favorite crafts and the perfect craft for fall
Painting On Wet Paper – a fun sensory art experience that has beautiful results
Easy Umbrella Craft – fun for a rainy day or any day. These umbrellas are an adorable window decoration
Cork Print Tree Craft – corks are a fun tool to create these cute trees
Painting on Snow – take advantage of a snowfall for this fun and temporary art project
Leaf Shape Collage for Toddlers and Preschoolers – exercise your fine motor skills to make this pretty leaf craft
Process over Product
One important thing to keep in mind when making crafts for toddlers is that the process is more important than the product.
Your crafts will not be Pinterest worthy and that’s ok. Your toddler will have fun, learn a lot, and be able to take ownership of their craft. That’s what’s important.
Let them get messy and experiment. The experience is what matters. And, you know what, the result is going to be absolutely beautiful because they did it all themselves!
Recommended Art Supplies for Toddlers
Do more with your toddler!
It’s so beneficial to have fun activities to do with your toddler. My friend Jamie from Hands On As We Grow has got a great free 7-Day Toddler Activity Challenge. You’ll have fun and make memories with these age-appropriate and simple activities. They’re the best! You can follow this link to sign up for the FREE 7-Day Toddler Challenge.