90 Toddler Crafts

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There's no better way to spark your toddler's curiosity than to encourage them to interact with the world in tactile and creative ways. Find your little one's next inspiration among our dozens of creative craft ideas especially for toddlers.

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  • Homemade Drum for Toddlers

    Fabulous Toddler Crafts

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (25 Ratings)

    These easy crafts will put big smiles on your little tots.

  • Chalkboard Paint Blocks

    18 Awesome Homemade Toys for Toddlers

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (23 Ratings)

    One great way to provide fun open-ended toys for your kids is to make them yourself, from items you may already have sitting around your house. Here are eighteen great ideas for homemade toys for toddlers:

  • 10 tips for crafting with toddlers

    10 Tips for Crafting With Toddlers

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    Average rating of 4/5. (17 Ratings)

    Crafting with your toddlers can be great fun and quite messy. These 10 crafting tips will make your afternoons cutting and glueing together the best.

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  • Tiny Easel

    Preschool Crafts Gallery

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (21 Ratings)

    The perfect crafts to keep your preschooler busy -- and happy too.

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  • Stuck-on-You Box

    Stuck-on-You Box

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    Average rating of 1/5. (2 Ratings)

    Make a personalized set of magnets for your toddler; another great craft from Spoonful.com.

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  • Simple Shakers

    Simple Shakers

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    Average rating of 4/5. (4 Ratings)

    Little kids seem born to shake: rattles, juice in a sippy cup, their own groove thing. You can delight them with this simple homemade shaker crafted from -- because we know you've got no shortage -- a pair of laundry detergent caps.

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  • Repeat After Me

    Repeat After Me

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    Kids are natural copycats -- or is that copykittens? Either way, you can make the most of your child's urge to imitate with these musical mirroring games.

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  • Sound Lab

    Sound Lab

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    From strumming crib bars to drumming in a garage band, kids always seem to know how to get a bang out of life. Cultivate your child's curiosity with one of these noisy experiments. All you need is a simple mallet: a drumstick, chopstick, or wooden spoon w

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  • Make a Musical Story

    Make a Musical Story

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    In the wonderful children's classic "Peter and the Wolf" (see our favorite CDs, below), composer Sergey Prokofiev assigned an instrument to each of his characters: strings accompany the young protagonist, an oboe signals the appearance of the duck, French

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  • Mess-free Fun

    Painting Palettes

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    Average rating of 5/5. (3 Ratings)

    For a lesson in impermanence, watch a Tibetan monk sweep away an intricate sand mandala that took days to create. Or, closer to home, have your toddler try this fleeting, no-mess project. Like a mandala, they're here one minute, gone the next.

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  • Matchbox Menorah

    Matchbox Menorah

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    Make the Festival of Lights more toddler-inclusive with a magical menorah your child can help make -- and then "light" all by herself.

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  • Mini Holiday House

    Mini Holiday House

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    Your toddler can help build and decorate this graham cracker cottage.

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  • Ready-to-wear Clothesline

    Ready-to-wear Clothesline

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    This simple painted mural gives toddlers a special place to hang their clothes.

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  • Nature Crowns

    Nature Crowns

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (2 Ratings)

    This easy-to-make accessory gives little naturalists a hands-free place to store leaves, twigs, and other small finds.

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  • Colored Sand Collage

    Colored Sand Collage

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    This toddler-friendly introduction to sand painting transforms a favorite backyard building material into a magical art supply. We like using salt shakers for the sand because they're easy for little hands to hold.

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