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Whether you have a home with a toddler present or you run a daycare, keeping a toddler entertained can be difficult. However, toddlers tend to thrive when you place a creative activity in front of them. Not only does it free up some of your time to do other things – nearby, of course – but it also aids in sparking the creativity that all kids are known for. If you are looking for an activity for a rainy day or just something to do with your toddler, here are some surefire ideas that will help get the ball rolling.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Fun Crafts to Do
One of the most important things to remember is that toddlers like to make a mess, the bigger the mess, the better. For this reason you should avoid projects that contain glitter or other craft supplies that can get out of control quickly. Always ensure that you are working in a contained area, usually on a hardwood or tile floor to prevent irreparable damage to your floors.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Popsicle Stick Creations – popsicle sticks are a wonderful way to help toddlers with their coordination skills. You can teach them to build houses or other structures that require focus and attention to detail. While this project may require glue, you can help with that aspect. This is a fun task for parents or teachers and children to do together for that crucial one on one time. Popsicle sticks can be found at your local craft store or even at a local big box store. If you are really pressed to find them, a simple search online will yield many results. Don't be afraid to use the internet for project inspiration as well.
Felt and Foam Creations – depending on how versatile your child is, you can start crafting with felt or foam.Your local craft store will have tons of both materials in a variety of colors. Part of the fun of the activity is to make the shopping trip together and let your toddler pick out their favorite colors. You can find inspiration for many projects online and let your toddler express their interest in any given creation. Some of the more popular projects include foam houses, felt creatures and people.
When working on craft projects that require the use of a glue, such as a multi-purpose household glue, it is always a good idea to supervise. Otherwise, you will end up with glue in the strangest of places throughout the crafting area.