The Best Toddler Crafts

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!

Easy Toddler Crafts

  1. Dandelion Snail Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Sponge Painted Ice Cream Cone
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Super Easy Paper Plate Cloud Rainbow Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Foil Printed Flowers
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Cotton Pad Turtle Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts

Watch how to make this craft here:

  1. Puffy Paint Rainbow Craft for Toddlers
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Washi Tape Sesame Street Character Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Easy Glue Resist Rainbow Painting
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Potato Masher Caterpillar Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Puffy Paint Cupcake
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Easy Watercolour Snails
The Best Toddler Crafts
  1. Jellyfish Suncatcher Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts

Watch how to make this craft here:

  1. Salad Spinner Lion Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts

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  1. Paper Bag Fox Puppet Craft
The Best Toddler Crafts

Watch how to make this craft here:

  1. Cupcake Liner Fish Craft

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  1. Cupcake Liner Flowers Craft

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  1. Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft

Age Range

These activities are good for toddler 18 months and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level

This is a mess level varies.

Difficulty to Create

Easy to medium.

Skills Developed in Crafting

Language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids – coming out September 27, 2022

Book: STEAM Crafts for Kids – coming out November 29, 2022

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

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.

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

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!

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