Sequins. Feathers. PVA glue. Stickers. Finger paints. Poster paints. Felt tipped pens. Crayons. Googly eyes. Pipe cleaners. Every mother has a box of all this stuff, but what do we intend to make with it all?! I am not a crafty mummy by any stretch of the imagination. My idea of crafty is painting a loo roll tube in one coat of watered down poster paint and leaving it to dry… Long enough that O forgets about it and it goes in the recycling bin…I guess those are just some of the struggles of trying to work with a preschooler. A lot of have mothers that I know have found that many youngsters are better off going to a child care centre such as Explore & Develop for crafting, as the talented staff at those instituions incorporate education into these activities, helping children learn and focus as they have fun. Here, I thought I would share some posts that I have found, written by some very friendly bloggers, that seem like easy crafts for preschool children that doesn’t involve Playdoh… I will be making some of these with O!
Create some Footerflies using poster paints and your little ones feet! These look so fun and I’m sure O would love to do these. You can find these over at We”re Going on an Adventure.
You can also have a go at Painting with Dandelions from the garden as we approach Springtime. Rachel over at Parenthood Highs and Lows has come up with this great idea to get crafty in the garden!
Handpainted Flower Cards over at Renovation Bay-Bee are a lovely idea. Using a painting by your little one, you can make lovely cards to give for Valentines Day, Mothers Day or Get Well Soon cards, to name a few!
Jenny over at The Gingerbread House showcases her daughters very own abstract art, made with the help of masking tape! Such a fabulous idea and so simple – definitely fits the bill for easy crafts for preschool children!
Amy at Learning and Exploring through Play has come up with these amazing, yet easy, Chinese New Year Dragon paintings! Perfect for toddlers and pre-school children, so long as they (you) don’t mind painting with fingers! A great crafty activity full of bright colours and a bit of cultural awareness.
These Rainbow Pasta Cards comes from Sara-Jayne at Keeping Up With the Jones Family, a very fun and messy activity which results in a lovely homemade card for a family member or friend to treasure.
Every kid loves painting their hands and making handprints – yes?! Well, my little one does and I’ve never really known how I can use them! Here is a fantastic idea from Emma at Adventures of Adam to make a Handprint Wreath. Great for Christmas Decorations or just to add a bit of colour to your life.
Over at Red Ted Art, Maggie shows us how to create our very own Rocking Paper Plate Sheep! This is great for Toddler and Preschool Children and developing their fine motor skills. And who wouldn’t want their very own Shaun?!
A Halloween-inspired craft over at Zena”s Suitcase shows how your little one can make a Witches Cauldron using some tissue paper, paint and toilet roll tubes! This looks like fun, and could be altered to a Kitchen Stove style picture using the same technique!
Last but not least, Becky over at 3 Princesses and 1 Dude shares with us how to make our very own Magic Wands! A walk out in the fresh air to find some appropriate twigs and how to create an enchanting Wand using our crafty supplies. And there you have it! 10 Easy Crafts for Toddlers and Preschool Children alike. I hope you have found something you’d love to try – I know I have! Huge thanks to each of the blogs featured in this post.
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