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« on: July 22, 2007 05:49:24 PM »

OK, it's the middle of a cold, wet winter and my craft ideas for toddlers have all but been depleted. I'm looking for ideas to keep small children occupied - say age 2 1/2 up or so - that aren't too messy (I know, there are toddlers involved, so mess is inevitable), and are cheap and use items I am likely to have lying about.

I know you good folk will have a wealth of ideas for me!
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007 06:18:53 PM »

What things have you tried so far?

There's always just doodling.

The blog alittlehut has some really great ideas for wall art that kids can do.

Finger knitting? Magazine bowls? Magnets?
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007 06:52:34 PM »

-although you said not messy, finger paints go over very well with toddlers.

-Giving them a handful of strings and some beads keeps them occupied for quite awhile.

-Have a bunch of shapes cut out, give them a glue stick. They'll be gluing those shapes to thier paper as fast as they can. Or just use foam stickers, less messy but probably more expensive.

-let them play with playdoh.

-You could make some clay (the kind you bake in the end to have it harden) and let them use cookie cutters to cut out shapes before you bake it. Than after you bake it, allow them to paint them. (again, messy, but fun!)

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