If you are looking for baby crafts that your toddler can enjoy, you’d be glad there are endless ideas you can try. Below are 15 fun ideas for lightweight crafts you can start with. They’re art activities that not only entertain but stimulate the five senses of your baby.
There are good reasons to do baby crafts with a toddler, one of which is to help refine their fine and gross motor coordination. Although babies still can’t follow instructions, just playing around with the arts and crafts supplies can result in creative artwork that we’re sure you’ll love.
Moreover, these activities can help them focus and learn discipline since they get to work with their hands while doing repetitive motions. This shows that encouraging a baby to do creative play with arts and crafts is good for them.
Babies love dipping their hands in things, including ink pads and paints. That means stamp art is one of the easiest baby crafts out there. You can create one out of household items like bottle caps and wine corks, easy enough for baby hands to grab and hold.
A handprint calendar is an art project that can be a perfect gift. It’s also much easier for the toddler than finger painting. You and the little one can work on it anytime, dripping your hands in baby-friendly paint to design a homemade calendar you prepared ahead of time.
It would be great to encourage the toddler to pick the leaves for this baby craft. It’s not one of the complicated baby crafts, and it’s safe, too, as long as you use acrylic paint. Let your baby paint the leaves you’ve gathered, creating leaf impressions on the paper however they like.
This is another super easy baby craft using only a yellow paper plate and some art supplies. Besides being a fun art activity, it’s great for training fine motor skills. This involves using glue and scissors, though, which means you have to be careful. This craft is typically best for older children like toddlers who are learning to use safety scissors. Have them cut triangles out of the paper plate all around it, forming a sun. Then they can decorate it.
This one also involves painting, so be sure to use acrylic or another type of nontoxic paint. It’s a simple artwork using paper cups with the sides cut into strips, plus some paint to make it colorful. You’ll need to do the cutting part, but young children should definitely enjoy painting their paper cup flowers.
This is one of the many paper plate baby crafts you can make. In this craft, you can play with the baby while designing the paper plate like a blue fishbowl. Use white beans as the sand, strips of tissue paper as the seaweed, and a fish drawn on paper to complete the baby craft.
Apple prints are another fun stamping craft using something you also already have at home. Since you’ll be using apples, there’s no need to make a stamp anymore. Just cut the apples in half and let the toddler dim them into different paints to create colorful apple print crafts.
This is one of the easiest painting ideas you can try with a baby. There are plenty of design ideas too, such as flowers and the like. Babies might not be able to try finger painting consciously, but you can guide their hands to make a lovely field of flowers.
For this baby craft, you’ll need some colorful Play-Doh lids or something similar. With your guidance, the little one sticks the caps onto the window with glue dots. Guide them too on where to draw the eyes, ears, and legs with a black marker.
In this craft, you need lots of different kinds of stickers. It’s super easy to make – just let the kid stick those stickers on a paper however they like. If you want, you can make it educational with animal stickers they can paste on a paper and label as part of the activity.
There are many baby crafts you can do with a toddler, often with things you can actually find at home. They’re great sensory play, not to mention fun even for adults. Just make sure the supplies you use are suitable for kids and that you’re okay with the mess.
With that said, let your baby whip up some arts and crafts with the baby craft ideas above!