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I’m┬árunning out of crafty ideas to do with my 2 and a half year old daughter. Can any one please suggest some ideas on what to do? Thank you


Posted by Molly, 3rd June 2014


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  • finger paint, playdough, recycle craft, toilet roll craft, egg box craft, cutting & pasting, or tearing & pasting, folding


  • My daughter and I would make finger puppets and make up stories using the puppets.


  • I’m assuming you have done the obviois with playdough, painting, etc. There are lots of ideas on pinterest, things like making magic window bags (basically a sealed kitchen bag filled with dishwashing detergent and hidden treasures – stick it to a window for toddler fun). You could try making potato stamps, baking, interactive scenes (eg. Farm set up on a painted board).

    We also subscribed to Little Foxes as they sent us a monthly box of age appropriate things to do


  • macaroni necklaces? collect leaves and paint them


  • my little one is all about paint! and I mean all about paint!! its cute to see them experiment, gluing is fun too, try working with different textures too like sand, seeds and things like leaves


  • My boys loved play dough at that age.


  • You could do what child care centres do. Collect bottle tops from milk/juice bottles, patties for baking, felt, paddle pop sticks ftrom ice blocks washed or buy from craft or $2 store, cellophane and cut it up, gift paper cut up, use all of these for collages or extras to add to drawings. Make noodle necklaces, bottle top necklaces.


  • Felt boards are awesome! We bought a variety of felt and made our own items to create a picture :) My 2 year old loves it!


  • Make a fish out of a brown paper bag. Get your child to draw/paint/glue dots or anything on the paper bag. Draw an eye on the both sides of the bag. Tear up newspaper and fill bag. Tie a band around the opening of the bag to make its back fins.Another great idea is to make finger puppets out of cylindrical tubes and make a theatre from a large box. Build roads in a town or city from cardboard boxes. Make up stories using the toys you have made. One tip I found really helpful is look with your kids at shows like Playschool, Mr Maker, Art Attack. I found that these shows are really great and I myself actually did some of the projects just for fun.!


  • Goggle Pinterest! Join there are a million ideas on there


  • I get the kids to collect things from the garden, Rocks leaves flowers etc and then make a collarge,


  • laminate a few different letter sheets and use a white board marker.


  • Hi I don’t know what crafts you have already done , check out rhyme time on Facebook they have some great learning crafty activities to do


  • Get some large sheets of plain paper (like butchers use), and some cheap and easy watercolours. A few old toothbrushes, and a few 6″ square pieces of wire mesh like you have on screen doors and you’re set. Dip the toothbrush in a little watercolour, hold the piece of wire mesh about 6″ from the paper, and move the brush back and forth over the mesh. You’ll get a really pretty spray of colour, and you can use several colours on one sheet of paper.


  • clay is a great one to keep them busy like play dough.
    painting, drawing etc.


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