Faemom Crafts for Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kids

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(It’s just nice to have an easy craft up your sleeve when you need something to entertain the kids.  This is easy, mess-free, and fun.  The boys loved it.  This is good with young toddlers on up.)

Things you need:

  • Green paper (or scrapbook paper that looks like grass)
  • Dinosaur stickers
  • Tree or rock stickers (optional)
  • Crayons (optional)

Give the child the green paper.  Have the child decorate it with dinosaur stickers, creating a whole dinosaur world. 

Adding stickers

Adding stickers

Working on a dino world

Working on a dino world

The child can draw more scenery or add stickers.

Finished projects

Finished projects

(Here’s another craft we did at Evan’s theme fourth birthday party.  I figured this was easier and less messy than giving the children fabric and fabric paint.  This is an easy craft that is great for a group of children as well as young toddlers.  I recommend foam stickers, but you can use regular stickers and markers.  This craft is not messy, is easy, and all the children enjoyed this craft.  We have already made a second set of flags because the boys enjoyed them so much.)

Things you need:

  • Foam sheet (either black or red)
  • Pirate foam stickers
  • Pirate stickers
  • Markers

Give the child the foam sheet. 

Foam sheet with a coin foam sticker

Foam sheet with a coin foam sticker

Let the child decorate the flag with the stickers and markers. 

Decorating the flag

Decorating the flag

This is a great time to talk about how pirate flags were to scare merchant ships so that the pirates could take over the ship without a fight.

Evan's Pirate Flag

Evan's Pirate Flag

 

Sean's Pirate Flag

Sean's Pirate Flag

(This was one of the simple crafts we did at Evan’s birthday party, which was pirate themed.   I chose buckets because I figured the kids could reuse them and not throw them away for a while.  This was easy and mess free, especially if parents write the name of the child.  The kids had a lot of fun, enjoying decorating the pails and playing with them.)

Things you need:

  • Plastic pail
  • Stickers
  • Foam stickers (optional)
  • Permanent marker

Have the child pick out stickers to decorate the pail. 

Evan's pail

Evan's pail

Have the child decorate the pail.  Write the child’s name on the pail.

Sean's pail

Sean's pailanother pail

(I have read several places about taking those magnet business cards and doing something with them, like gluing pictures on them.  I decided on art work for the boys to do.  As my b0ys love coloring and stickering, they enjoyed doing this.)

Things you need:

  • Business magnets
  • Craft foam or construction paper
  • Markers, stickers, anything else you want to decorate with
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Glue (craft or hot)

Trace the business magnets on the craft foam or construction paper with the black marker. 

Tracing the magnets

Tracing the magnets

 Have the child decorate the shape.  Cut the shape out. 

The artwork

The artwork

Glue to the magnet. 

The magnets

The magnets

(I have also heard of moms who make a scan of the child’s artwork and print it in business card size.  This would work for the magnets too.)

(My boys are into pirates.  So we had to make a pirate craft.  We made spyglasses.  The boys loved painting them, stickering them, and playing with them.  Some stickers don’t bend well around the paper towel, which is just silly, so you can have some freak outs.  My boys had the plastic wrap off within seconds of playing with them.  Arrrr!)

Things you need:

  • Empty paper towel roll
  • Smock
  • Paint or markers
  • Stickers (optional)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands

Have the child decorate the paper towel roll with the markers or paint. 

Finger painting?  Didn;'t I give you a brush?

Finger painting? Didn;'t I give you a brush?

If the child uses paint, let the roll dry. 

Drying

Drying

Have the child decorate it with pirate stickers. 

Looks more pirate-y!

Looks more pirate-y!

Cut a piece of plastic wrap big enough to cover the end of the paper towel roll.  Wrap a rubber band around the plastic to make it stay.  Repeat with the other end.

There be a mighty fine spyglasss, mateys!

There be a mighty fine spyglasss, mateys!

(I first did this craft when I decorated the rooms.  Then I decided to let the boys do their own.  If you don’t care what it looks like, just plunk down a bunch of stickers.  If you have a theme, only give them those stickers.  Or else chaos reigns.  And as long as there is chaos, there is fun.)

Things you need:

¨     Switch plate

¨     Stickers

¨     Clear nail polish

¨     Screw driver (regular head)

Either use the existing switch plate or buy a new one. 

A Switch plate (not to be confused with a switch pitcher)

A Switch plate (not to be confused with a switch pitcher)

Wash the switch plate.  Have the child decorate it with stickers. 

Stickered

Stickered

Coat with clear nail polish because it is easy to clean when on and the cheapest, most on hand sealer.  Screw switch plate in place.

Ones I did with a theme

Ones I did with a theme

(This is a very easy craft and non-messy.  The boys loved doing this so much that we’ve done it several times and I’m working on new ideas.)

Things you need:

  • Blue construction paper (or water looking scrapbook paper)
  • Sea stickers
  • Markers (optional)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Tape

Give the child the piece of paper and the stickers to create an underwater theme. 

Pretty water paper (blue construction paper works just as well)

Pretty water paper (blue construction paper works just as well)

If the child wants, (s)he can draw seaweed, sand, and any other sea creatures. 

No markers here

No markers here

When the child is done, cover the paper with plastic wrap to give the illusion that one is looking into an aquarium.  Tape the plastic wrap onto the paper.

A "wrapped" aqurium.  Notice the feeding frenzy in the top one?

A "wrapped" aqurium. Notice the feeding frenzy in the top one?


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