What are some good crafts to do with your 18 month old

Faith - posted on 01/03/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hey Everyone I was think about doing some crafts today but wanted to let my son do some to?? I looked what they said on the net but its the same..do hand prints or foot prints??
what your you guys doing??

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Quiana - posted on 01/10/2010

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Since Braxton likes to put EVERYTHING in his mouth (crayons, markers, pens, pencils...) I got him the AquaDoodle Mat an also I let him finger paint with chocolate pudding on white paper. That way if he puts it in his mouth, it's edible.

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Bethanie - posted on 01/10/2010

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Crayola makes washable, non toxic finger paints. Just take those and some construction paper and let him play in it. I put my son in his eating chair up to the table. Another activity my son enjoys is just plain old coloring!

Brittney - posted on 01/08/2010

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we love baking together! i let my daughter dump in ingredients and stir. it can be pretty messy (put a sheet down on the floor!) but she definitely has fun.

Kathryn - posted on 01/08/2010

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Paint with Water-Use a piece of construction paper, any color, a glass of water, and a medium size paint brush. Let your toddler paint with water all over the paper.

Paper Plate Art-This lesson will include more work with paper plates, as you will have them for puppetry already. A favourite activity of children is to have a snack. Use a snack time opportunity to create a fun and crafty snack. Put some blobs of yogurt on your paper plate to use as "glue." Then give your toddler some snacks such as mini crackers, cheese, raisins, and other finger foods. Let your toddler "glue" the snacks onto the paper plate in any way he likes.

Sand Tray Drawing-Bring some sand in from your sand box or trip to the beach. Cover a shallow tray with the sand. Show your toddler how to draw in the sand with his/her finger.

Finger-painting with Pudding-This craft is as delicious as it sounds. Place a medium amount of pudding on a dinner plate. Sit at the table and draw pictures in the pudding with your toddler.

Cotton Ball Gluing Experience-This craft will take team work. You spread a small amount of glue on a blue piece of construction paper. Then let your toddler put a cotton ball on the glue. Show her how it will stick to the paper.

Sticker Picture-All you need are some stickers and a piece of paper. Let your toddler stick the stickers on the paper in any way.

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Angela - posted on 01/08/2010

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we have paints and paper board and paint brushes, at first i let her go crazy with her hands and painting then after a few times she did that i gave her brushes to paint with,. she loves it. also try the sitckers that go on the windows or magnets for the fridge

Gemma - posted on 01/03/2010

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try doing some vegetable stamping and if they are too slippery to hold put a plstic fork in them then they have a handel to hold.

Marcie - posted on 01/03/2010

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I'll just ditto the sticker idea. My son loves stickers. Of course, most of them end up on him.

Staci - posted on 01/03/2010

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my 18mo old daughter loves those foamy cut out stickers...I buy her the foam purses or door hangers and she sticks those stickers all over them. You can usually get them at the dollar store or craft store. Stickers of any type are a hit with her :) You can also do finger painting if you are ready for a little bit of a mess...it's fun to have them paint and then use the paintings as cards to write thank you notes on.

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