5 Simple Toddler Craft Ideas (That Don't Involve Glue!)



Toddlers have unlimited imagination. They love to create and build and explore. Childhood is all about the journey, not the destination! So any opportunity you get to create a little masterpiece with your child should be taken up with gusto. But that doesn't mean you need to glue everything together or use paint brushes. When it comes to toddler crafts, we think less really can be more!


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Toddlers love to create and build and explore. Childhood is all about the journey, not the destination! So any opportunity you get to create a little masterpiece with your child should be taken up with gusto. But that doesn't mean you need to glue everything together or use paint brushes. When it comes to toddler crafts, we think less really can be more! These five simple toddler craft ideas are non-toxic and mess-free, perfect for when you're feeling like a bit of a crafting novice...or just need some quiet time to read that parenting book of yours!


1) Make an easy collage by cutting out pictures from magazines and gluing them onto a piece of cardboard. Your toddler will have fun choosing the pictures and doing the glueing.


2) Create fingerprint art by placing some paper on a large piece of plain white paper. Have your toddler press their finger into a wet paint mixture (water and tempera or acrylic paints). Then use different colors of paint to create something beautiful.


3) Write letters using sidewalk chalk on the driveway or sidewalk in your neighborhood. If you're feeling ambitious, try spelling out your child's name!


4) Cover a box with wrapping paper, tissue paper, or old maps then add stickers or other embellishments.


5) Grab an old pillowcase and cut it into fabric strips then sew them together into banners made out of fabric instead of string.