DIY is not just limited to teenagers and adults. They are for everyone! What other way to keep your restless toddler busy than indulging them in some craft that would kindle their creativity and have positive impacts on them?
A lot of parents don’t know how to engage their kids in something creative while they go about their daily routine, especially for stay-at-home moms or new mothers who can’t always cope with having to manage their daily routine and also share their attention with their toddler. Here are 30 toddler crafts you can engage those little hands with!
1. Homemade scented dough
There is scented dough that is less toxic and your toddler can keep busy with it.
2. Handprint fall tree craft
Your toddler can use his/her hand to design a fall tree on paper with paint.
3. Torn paper shape collage
This is a craft any toddler would be interested in because of the color play and how easy it is to achieve.
4. Wooden block prints
While you’re trying to focus on a project or task, you can encourage your toddler to enjoy this craft that requires just a piece of paper, wooden blocks, and some paint.
5. DIY stamps
Try out this fun craft with your kid!
6. Plastic bead suncatcher
This beautiful craft can be achieved by kids aged 4 and above.
7. Negative leaf impression
Pick up some leaves while on a walk for this impressive artsy craft.
8. Homemade chalkboard paint
A simple craft you can make with your little one and hang on their bedroom door or the entrance of their bedroom.
9. Poppy painting
Give your child a smile like this by letting them indulge in this poppy painting craft.
10. Sand painting creation
Try out this sand painting with your toddler and teach them colors in the process.
11. Sticker paint creation
Awww! How adorable is this? This will make your toddler relax and smile a lot!
12. Paper photo frames
Do something creative with your kid by trying out these paper picture frames.
13. Bubble wrap paint print
Try out this painting with bubble wrap craft to spark your kid’s creativity.
14. Play binoculars
You could put good use to that paper towel tubes by attaching them to form binoculars. Of course, these are not real binoculars but they can make for the perfect play binoculars.
15. Fossil cookies
Fossil is not to be ingested but these homemade fossil cookies are safe and delicious.
16. Faux stained glass window
Another craft you can try out with your kid to sharpen their creative wit.
17. Cloud dough
The science behind this craft cannot be explained but it is something that will keep your toddler awed and amused.
18. Rolled golf ball paint craft
Rolling a golf ball on paint already feels like a game. So your kid can create art and play while you focus on what you have to do.
19. Bubble paint
Try this recycled bottle bubble paint art with kids to spark off that creativity.
20. Comb-painted rainbows
Every kid loves rainbows! And, there are always extra combs lying around the house that you can use for this project. What are you waiting for?!
21. Spray paint craft
This is an interesting craft to embark on with your kid and you have to be PRESENT to supervise them.
22. Edible finger paint
This is such an adorable craft that even a baby can take on to keep them busy. If your baby is restless, here is a safe craft they can do on their own.
23. Acorn jewel caps
This is a super easy craft for your kid to take on.
24. Colorful apple print placemats
All you have to do for this cute craft is, cut up apples and use them.
25. Homemade goop
This homemade ‘oobleck’ is fun to play with and calm your restless kid.
26. Homemade stamps
Make good use of those wine corks, bottle caps, and toy blocks by trying out this craft with your toddler.
27. Paper plate sun craft
This is a helpful craft for little hands as it is not only fun but will help with their motor skills.
28. Painted pasta necklace craft
You’ll need pasta noodles, paint, and string for this lovely craft.
29. Leaf painting craft
Let your kid pick up whatever leaf he/she wants to use and guide them while they try out this craft.
30. Paper cup flowers craft
You’ll need small round stones, white paper cups, paint and paper plate for this craft.
Now you see, there’s a way to keep those little hands busy while you focus on work or make a meal or complete a task.