what crafts do ur kids do?

Brianna - posted on 07/20/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 20 months old. i really wanna start doing crafts with her but im not really sure what i can do with her at this age. she loves to color all the time but what else can i do with her?

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Louise - posted on 08/05/2011

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Cut out bits of magazines and let her do some sticking and use finger paints or chalks outside to mark make. Children love to stick lots of different textures together like cardboard to cotton wool. Box modeling is also an inexpensive craft activity for your daughter. I have also used modeling clay with my daughter around the same age, she made footprints and hand prints let them dry and then she finger painted them. They made lovely presents too!

We also made rattles from pop bottles we decorated and filled with shells from the beach. She loved this as it made lots of noise.

Today we have made cookies and painted a home made monster mask!

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Mary - posted on 10/02/2011

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This is by far the most incredible site I have ever come across for toddler crafts. Most of it is incredibly simple, FUN, and is appropriate for little ones. My toddler and I have had a blast doing a lot of the stuff on here. And - if you are like me, and don't have a crafty or creative bone in your body, it really walks you through it, and has lots of pics of their own kids doing this stuff =)
http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/2011/...

Becky - posted on 09/30/2011

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We get the Highlights High Five magazine and each month there is a craft project. We have been doing them together since my oldest (now 4) was about 2. I let her do the gluing and painting and i do the cutting. I let her do what she can and I do the rest. It is great bonding and something that happens on a regular basis. Now that she is 4 she gets so excited when her book comes because she knows we get u to do another fun project!

Kathleen - posted on 08/03/2011

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other than what has been said we've also done pudding painting...drew pictures in the pudding and if my son ate it o well. We also made playdough and added a lil vanilla to the mixture so it didn't stink so bad. Go to the dollar store and get random cutters and rollers instead of buying the "playdough" bra nd things. We also took our son outside and let him draw with chalk on the driveway/sidewalk.

Rebecca - posted on 07/27/2011

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You can get some great ideas for toddler crafts from searching the internet. My son is 29 months old and has been painting with brush and fingers for a while. He loves to paint his own body and mine..so he is usually naked when he paints. He also loves the chalk especially if he can draw on the pavement or one of our walls (it washes easily if you have washable paint). He also loves to do the glue and glitter thing as Amanda's daughter does. I also found a wonderful way of making decorations for Easter, Christmas and even birthday cards by combining the ideas on 2 sites on the internet..can't remember the sites but it involved cutting out the outline a shape (easter egg, Christmas tree etc) from manila paper then sticking some sticky backed plastic on the the shape. Then let him loose with stars, confetti, coloured tissue paper and glitter etc..no glue needed......then cover his work with more sticky back plastic..the results are amazing. I will try to find the sites and post them. Have fun.

Amanda - posted on 07/26/2011

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my mom is an artist, so when Sam turned 2 she gave her a little set of watercolors. My husband (a general contractor) gave us a set of old building plans and we set up at the table with that huge roll of plans turned over to the clear side, her watercolors and I just let her go to town. We also did a lot of sidewalk chalk... and I also got tons of construction paper (cheap at your local Hobby Lobby if you have one) and some glue.. I put the glue on the paper and she scattered beads or glitter on it. We did make a mess, and no, she never put her hands in her mouth because I explained to her not to. We also did fingerpainting and she still does all of these crafts even now at the age of 5...

Jessica - posted on 07/25/2011

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we do lots of foam projects. foam stickers on paper and such. finger paiting is always good.. chalk like the others said.. stuff like that. stickers are HUGE in our hosue! have fun!

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2011

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Plays dohs great, I just made my own this morning and it kept my kids entertained for nearly 2 hours.

We made a chick at easter out of scrunched up tissue paper. I had an outline of a chick and cut up the tissue paper into little squares and the kids scrunched it up and stuck it inside the outline.

You can cut shapes out of scrap paper and have him stick them to another sheet of paper and make a collage. You can also do this with anything you have around the house like pasta and wool.
Theres loads you can do with the carboard rolls from toilet roll.
Hold a peice of paper over a coin or something that will leave an imprint and have him colour over it with a crayon

Paper plates are also great for doing craft activities with.

Vicki - posted on 07/20/2011

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Play doh, fingerpainting, chalk on a blackboard, stickers, crayons. My boy has just turned 2 and that's about all he does at the moment.

I'm also really looking forward to crafts when he gets older. I've bought a big bag of stuff from an art shop that was closing down for when he's bigger.

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