need craft ideas for four year olds PLEASE.

Yazminah - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




My son love to do arts and crafts I looked on line, but almost everything idea was the same.


Stevie - posted on 02/16/2010




I used to really like when my mom would take old potatoes and carve them into stamps haha or clay that you can bake in the oven tha'ts always fun. Maybe a tissue paper stained glass Easter egg to hang in the window? You could also get window paint and paint an Easter scene, I used to love doing window paintings with my mom she would do one for every holiday :)

Krystle - posted on 02/16/2010




my daughter is 3 and we switch up our crafts each day here is some of the things we have done

Painted wooden shapes, boxes (usually you get them from the dollar store)

We also make christmas decorations out of play dough. Or in my daughters case easter ones since she insists on having a purple christmas tree in her room year round lol

If you want to you can also make your own play dough it uses up time, and my daughter usually gets excited cause she is playing with something she made herself. here is the recipe I use

Rubbery Playdough

2 cups baking soda

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup cornstarch

Mix with a fork until smooth. Boil over medium heat until thick. Spoon onto plate or wax paper

Michaels sells little foam kits to make either houses or snowglobes with, they are easy to put together and dont make too much of a mess

we also made picture frames out of the popsicle sticks and used stickers, paint and markers to decorate them (my 6 year old step son and 7 year old neice also loved doing this)

if you cut a 2 liter soda bottle in half, decorate it with a thin coat of paint or markers then staple or tie the cut end together in the middle. next tie a string to the middle of it and you have cute little fish.

One last thing if you have extra broken crayons laying around you could melt them down by color and pour the melted wax into cookies cutters on wax paper, you and your son can create fun crayons you can even mix the colors to make one half red and one half blue or whatever colors you choose.

Hope these work for you

Sylvie - posted on 02/16/2010




When you're 4 you want to be ...BIGGER! Show him just how big he actually is by having a friend or sibling or even Mom trace his whole body on paper. Brown paper rolls like they have in restaurants work best. Otherwise, use regular paper, trace each body section and collage them together like a puzzle. Then color!!! Adding measurements is pretty cool to. He can compare his growth to that day!!! Enjoy!

Rachel - posted on 02/16/2010




I dont know if you have seen or try this one but it is fun...not something you keep or hang up though. You can get this colored foam soap at walmart then put a table cloth down put some of each color and you can make pics with it by molding it or just rubbing it around. It is messy but fun and easy to clean since it is soap after all. It is also non toxic if your little one likes to put stuff in his mouth!


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Carolyn - posted on 03/07/2013




There are some fun prepackaged holiday and themed crafts for preschoolers and elementary age children at

Talitha - posted on 02/17/2010




You can make a fish tank. You need a polystyrene container, like the one you buy your meat in, blue tissue paper, glue, glitter, goldfish crackers and seran wrap. glue the tissue paper to the polystyrene container, then randomly glue a few goldfish on. Sprinkle some glitter on to give a little sparkle and then pull some seran wrap tightly over the container. You can also get your son to draw some coral on the tissue paper.

Kerri - posted on 02/17/2010




My kidss loved to paint ceramic tiles. I got lucky & found a hole box of different sizes at the Goodwill. I bought different sponges, shapes, etc & they got to decorate them how ever they wanted. When the paint dried, I sprayed 2 coats of Clear on them & they were ready to hang on the wall or used as a hot plate.....

Keely - posted on 02/16/2010




could try shaving cream wrapping paper. fill a slab cake tin full of shaving cream. Put different coloured paints on top and use a stick to swirl the colours. Lay the paper on top and take off. Leave to dry.

Suzanne - posted on 02/16/2010




familyfun magazine has a lot of good crafts, as does dltk. what are you looking for crafts for? any particular theme? I have taught kindergarten for 4 years and have done lots of crafts. :)

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