Paint, Play Dough, Cut ‘n’ Paste..
are many creative toddler activities that are low on cost and high on
At 12-24 months your toddler will need supervision and help from
you but will love the opportunity to explore different mediums. Best of
all he will learn that ‘I can do that!’ and that his parents are truly
proud of his achievements when his artwork is displayed around the
your toddlers first drawings provide him with stubby crayons and large
sheets of paper. At first the markings will be very random, be sure to
give plenty of praise. He won’t draw with intention until he is about
are many different toddler activities involving paint. You can make up
paint from powder, buy blocks of paint or use pots of poster paint. When leaving a toddler to
do his own painting provide just one color in a spill resistant pot
with a thick stiff brush. It is not until he is a little older that he
will appreciate multiple colors and different brushes to try. Toddlers
love finger painting amongst other different paint ideas.
children gain pleasure in the texture and feel of play dough and clay
rather than having a great interest in actually making anything.
Squeezing, rolling and cutting will be if primary interest and play
dough is the easiest medium for them to use.
Click here for the easy
recipe for Play Dough.
Cut ‘n’ Paste
Making a collage is one of those great toddler activities to fill a rainy afternoon.
toddler needs to begin to understand how glue works which will take a
little time, so spend some time showing her how to do it.
As your child develops skills you can draw her a simple
picture and get her to ‘drop’ in the area you have drawn. Eventually she
can move onto to gluing on her own and using fingers and scissors to
rip and snip.
See our Cut n Paste page for more ideas.