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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

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

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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

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

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.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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