15 crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

15 Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers–Roo’s Favorites!

Happy New Year!

Since starting WhimsyRoo blog this year, I’ve learned so much about blogging and about crafting with toddlers and

Lesson # 1

No matter how cute you think a craft for toddlers and preschoolers is, your toddler or preschooler will not participate if it’s not interesting to them.

Lesson # 2

Almost anything can be cleaned up if you use washable materials!

Lesson #3

Except glitter. Nothing gets rid of glitter. Ever.

Roo’s Favorite Crafts From This Year

Weekly posts about crafts for toddlers and preschoolers has lead to a heap of ideas. I combed through everything from 2013 and came up with these toddler and preschooler crafts. Here is a list of 15 of our favorite crafts that Roo and I did together this year. Click the links to see the instructions.

Top Roo Picks Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are one of my favorite toddler and preschooler crafts. Roo loves them too and gives me ideas for new themes all the time! Here are three from this year in the order that Roo claims they are best.

1. Cupcake


2. Apple

Apple Themed Activities for Preschoolers-plus one for you!

3. Fairy Garden

Preschool Fairy Garden Sensory Bin DIY

Top Roo Picks Fall Activities

Fall is my favorite season. Not gonna lie. I also like Halloween more than Christmas. So I ended up with a ton of Fall themed crafts for toddlers and preschoolers this year! Here are Roo’s favorites.

1. Handprint Tree

5 Fall Activities for Preschoolers You Haven’t Thought Of

2. Leaf People CollageAnd

3. Dipped Pinecones

10 Nature Crafts For Kids

4. Paper Strip PumpkinPaper strip pumpkin decoration

10 Kid-made DIY Halloween Decorations

Top Roo Picks Crafts

Of course there is just plain old crafts without a theme or season. Here are three toddler and preschooler crafts we did that were Roo’s favorite.

1. Butterfly Lifecycle

Curing Boredom With Creativity Plus–A Butterfly Lifecycle Craft

2. Crown

Encouraging Dramatic Play and Pretend in Preschoolers with a Craft!

3. Sewing Sequins

7 Easy Kid’s Sewing Projects for Preschoolers

Top Mommy Picks Crafts

Finally, I’ve included Mommy’s picks. I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t enjoy crafting with my preschooler. But some projects are more fun or serve more purpose than others for me.

1. Paci Fairy House

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2. Calm Down Bottle

Calming Activites for Little Hands

3. Marbled Milk Paper

Marbled Milk Paper Project

4. Bookmark

Bookmark craft – Plus 7 ways to get your kids excited about reading

5. Story Stones

Story Stones and Rock Painting Tutorial

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