I’ll be the first person to say that craft is not my forte. It’s not that I don’t like to do it, it’s more that I rarely find crafts that are appealing enough to make. So when I went seeking crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, I tried to imagine things that I’d like to have, and I’d like to help my toddler make. Most of these crafts involve some memory of summer camp art projects.
Wait, am I supposed to make my own Mother’s Day crafts??? That’s kinda b*llsh*t, right?
Well, who else is going to help make them?
On the off chance that any Dads are reading this, or maybe some awesome aunts/uncles/grandpas and friends, here are some fun-looking crafts that your preschooler and toddler can help make, that might not fall apart in five seconds.
Bookmark 1 of 10Who doesn't need a bookmark? Have your toddler scribble and glitter on it.
Check out these and other bookmark ideas on The Active Toddler
My Kids Walk All Over Me T-Shirt 2 of 10I love the footprints. You can skip the slogan, if you so desire.
Check Out Family Crafts for How To
Hand print in plaster 3 of 10A classic keepsake that won't fall apart (easily).
See DLTK for instructions
Hand Warming Mug 4 of 10I'd love to drink my morning coffee with my kids' handprints keeping my mug warm.
See the Better Homes and Gardens site for instructions.
Noodle Necklace 5 of 10My preschooler loves to make noodle necklaces. He made a cute one for grandma at Thanksgiving.
Slightly Nerdy Sometimes Cool has a tutorial
Sewing Cards 6 of 10Yes, preschoolers can sew! These cards are made with heavy-duty card stock.
See Mom's Best Network for how to make these
Straw Weaving Loom 7 of 10Your preschooler can make a cute bracelet with this easy loom that you set up.
Find out how on Dollar Store Crafts
Thumbprint Flower Jar 8 of 10What a cute, easy way to paint flowers!
Mrs Jackson's Class Website has instructions on how to make these.
Toilet Paper Roll Flowers 9 of 10These look too excellent to be from a toilet paper roll.
scottchriscoricassicali.blogspot gives us a thorough tutorial on this craft.
Twig Weaving 10 of 10Here's another weaving project that's a bit more abstract and involves some nature items.
See the Progressive Early Childhood Education site for how to make this work of art.
Know of any more fun ones? Post them here!