A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 302,330
Currently Running With Scissors:
636 Guests and 20 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Craft Ideas for Toddlers  (Read 232 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Giff
Your Personal Penguin
Offline Offline

Posts: 224
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

Who Will Comfort Toffle?


View Profile
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I have a blog!!
WIPs
Offline Offline

Posts: 11691
Joined: 20-Jan-2007

The WIPs Phenomenon


View Profile
« 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?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

100 Themes ATC: 1/100 Grin
xx_Kellybean
« 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!)

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Cathy Erway on How Freelance Writers Find Jobs
Motherhood Comes Naturally and Other Vicious Lies
Myths About Children and Their Parents Debunked
Susanna Kearsley on The Royal York
Loudmouth by Craig Carton
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!
Meatless Monday: Chia Pudding

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.