It is sometimes hard to come up with arts and crafts for the two and under set to enjoy. Many craft projects are more geared toward older children, and parents end up having to do the craft themselves, which can be frustrating to the child.
Or if you are like me, and kind of craft-challenged, then you’re looking for really easy ways to encourage and inspire creativity in your child using what you already have in your house, or at least without having to by lots of expensive craft materials.
As the days are growing cooler and playing outside isn’t as much of an option anymore, I have been gathering ideas for indoor craft time.
Here are twelve great beginning and easy crafts that toddlers can tackle by themselves, with some supervision of course!
Condensed Milk Painting 1 of 12Painting with condensed milk creates a beautiful glossy picture and there's less mess because it doesn't drip.
Painting With Condensed Milk from ECE Made Easy
Colored Sand Collage 2 of 12Make cool collages with colored sand and contact paper.
Colored Sand Collage from Family Fun
Homemade Finger Paints 3 of 12What toddler doesn't love finger paint? My kids go through it so quickly and I love that I can just make it myself at home!
Homemade Finger Paint from easie peasie
Newspaper Pirate Hat 4 of 12Combine craft time with dress-up time by having your toddler decorate a newspaper and then making them a pirate hat.
Newspaper Pirate Hat from No Time For Flash Cards
Homemade Puffy Paint 5 of 12Combine ingredients you probably already have in your pantry for this fun craft that puffs up when microwaved.
Homemade Puffy Paint from One Crafty Mumma
Edible Chocolate Playdough 6 of 12Craft time and snack time together! First let your toddler play with their playdough and then discover they can eat it too!
Edible Chocolate Playdough from Joyful Homemaking
Shaving Cream Bath Paint 7 of 12Either make bathtime a little more fun, or surprise your kids with craft time in the tub, either way, they are sure to love it!
Shaving Cream Bath Paints from Having Fun at Home
Contact Paper Collage 8 of 12For young kids who either can't use, or can't be trusted with, scissors and glue, this collage made with ripped pieces of scrap paper stuck to contact paper is a great alternative!
Contact Paper Collage from Peaceful Parenting
Toddler Fall Painting 9 of 12Use an interesting object to create fun painted leaves.
Autumn Painting For Toddlers from No Time For Flash Cards
Baking Soda and Colored Vinegar Experiment 10 of 12Kids will love watching the baking soda change colors and fizz when the colored vinegar is added to it!
Baking Soda and Vinegar Craft from Preschool Playbook
Painting on Tinfoil 11 of 12Painting on tinfoil helps to make beautiful swirling colors instead of a toddler's usual ugly brown color combo.
Tinfoil Painting from You'll Thank Me Someday
Tissue Paper Painting 12 of 12Use water and tissue paper to create beautiful colored prints.
Tissue Paper Painting from Family Fun
Check out 15 Apple Inspired Crafts over at The New HomeEc!