Crafting with toddlers can be tricky but armed with these amazing and creative toddler crafts you and your toddler will have a blast creating something fun to hang on the wall or give to a loved one!
Crafting with Toddlers
A few things that I learned making 40 episodes of my crafting TV show toddlers and preschoolers: 1. toddlers loooove glue and 2. toddlers love to craft but it doesn’t always end up the way you think it will.
When doing crafts with toddlers my best advice is to be prepared. Have all your supplies ready and handy but don’t put everything out on the table. Only bring out the supplies you need for each step.
If you can, show them a picture of the craft before hand so that they can see what they will be making and ask them if they would like to make one of their own. That way they understand that their craft doesn’t need to look exactly or even a little bit like the one in the picture. Their craft is their own!
And this leads to my last note as a parent or care giver of a toddler, understand that your toddler’s craft won’t look like the one in the picture and that’s ok! Don’t force your toddler to put the eye or paint or glue or whatever in the right spot. Ask them where they would like to put something or where they think it should go and celebrate any decision they make! It’s art not math. There are no right answers!
And check out my short form crafting series Curious Crafting on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Watch all the episodes here. And look out for season 2 coming in 2023!
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Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
This show is all about fun and easy crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.
Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!