Simple Crafts for Toddlers

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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.

Get creative with your little ones with one of these fun and simple arts and crafts for toddlers. These are all doable and very fun.

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.

Get creative with your little ones with one of these fun and simple arts and crafts for toddlers. These are all doable and very fun.

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

Paint brushes that are perfect for little hands

Paint cups to cut back on the mess

Our favorite washable paint

An easel that is just right for toddlers


Get creative with your little ones with one of these fun and simple arts and crafts for toddlers. These are all doable and very fun.

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.

You may also enjoy one of these fun toddler activities:

Backyard Color Match Movement Game for Toddlers

Fun Shape Toys for Toddlers

Let’s Go On a Listening Walk

Taste Safe Finger Paint for Babies and Toddlers at Rainy Day Mum

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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