DIY Craft Kits can be the perfect solution to “I don’t know what to craft today,” syndrome.

When you think of crafting, most of us turn to Pinterest or our favorite arts and crafts bloggers for inspiration. But sometimes, that Pinterest-worthy toddler craft is just not achievable. Craft Kits made for Toddlers and Preschoolers can be the answer to your problems. DIY Craft Kits for Toddlers and Preschoolers are even better!

Stickers

stickers craft kit

What to Include

Paper

Foam Sheets

Stickers of all kinds!

Instructions

Most preschoolers know what to do with stickers. Toddlers may need help, and I recommend using large, easy-peel stickers like these.

Use a theme such as Christmas or Birthday. Maybe include dots or scene for the preschooler to place the stickers in. Really Just let them loose, but supervise to make sure the stickers all end up on the paper, not your furniture.

Popsicle Stick Characters

Bookmark Craft Kit

What to include

Popsicle sticks

Foam Shape stickers

Googly eyes

Cupcake Liners

Construction Paper (pre-cut into shapes)

Glue Stick

Instructions

Awhile back I did a post with a Popsicle Stick Bookmark Craft. This is very similar!

Use the supplies to create a character on the popsicle sticks. A simple foam circle with googly eyes will send most toddlers into fit of giggles! Use the cupcake liners for tutus or superhero capes. Let the kids explore building the shapes together to create something new.

Finger or Sock Puppets

sock puppet craft kit

What to include

Orphaned socks OR the fingers from an orphaned glove

Googly eyes

Felt Shapes

Yarn

Fabric Glue

Instructions

Help the toddler or preschooler to make faces on the sock or finger tips with the supplies. Toddlers will need help with the fabric glue to attach the things.

Once the glue is dry, play with the puppets!

Beads and Pipecleaners

Pipecleaner Butterfly Craft

What to include

Beads (large wooden beads for toddlers, pony beads are fine for preschoolers)

Pipe-cleaners (also known as chenille stems)

InstructionsBeaded Pipecleaner Heart Valentine's Day Craft

Toddlers will be exercising their fine motor skills threading the large beads on to the pipecleaner. Loop one end for them to keep the beads from sliding off. Thread the other end through the loop and twist once they are finished to make a bracelet!

Preschoolers can try making shapes and characters from the chenille stems and using the pony beads to decorate. See my Pipecleaner Butterfly, Pipecleaner Heart, and Pipecleaner Christmas Ornaments, for inspiration.

Dress up Doll

paper doll craft kit

What to include

Cardboard cutout of a paper doll

Paper or Foam Clothing

Paper or Foam Hair

Instructions

So this one takes a little more crafting of your own before it’s ready to set aside for later. But most of us have made paper dolls before, and you can’t deny it’s a little fun to make the outfits! I suggest creating the clothes out of foam sheets instead of paper, especially for toddlers. It will hold up to their clumsy fingers better and last longer than just one play-through.

Contact Paper Collage

Contact Paper Rainbow Craft

What to include

Sheet of Contact Paper

Tissue paper

Pom poms

Yarn Scraps

Cotton Ball

Buttons

Sequins

Instructions

Tack or tape the contact paper to a wall or window. Peel the backing from the contact paper to reveal the sticky side facing away from the wall. Toddlers love sticking the supplies to the wall, Preschoolers can be challenged to create designs and pictures.

Roo has made a Rainbow and Halloween Characters on Contact Paper!

Cut and Glue Scrapbook

What to include

Construction paper

Scrapbook paper

Child safety scissors

Glue stick

Instructions

Help the child choose a piece of paper to be the base. Allow them to cut the other papers into shapes and pieces to glue to the base.

Sewing

alphabet craft a paper Quilt

What to include

Fabric Scraps

Cardboard Square

Yarn or Embroidery Floss

Plastic Needle

Glue Stick

Instructions

Sewing for toddlers and preschoolers?! Yes. But not the way you’re thinking of.

Although I have let my toddler sew with a needle and thread, and taught her to sew a button, this sewing craft kit is not so nerve racking.

Punch holes around your square of cardboard before placing it in the kit. Pre-thread the plastic needle with the yarn or embroidery floss.

Show the toddler or preschooler how to lace the needle inĀ  one hole and out the next around the cardboard.

Let them create a “quilt” with the fabric scraps and glue them to the center of the cardboard square.

Craft Kits for Toddlers and Preschoolers

If the DIY Craft Kits are too much DIY for you, here are some of my favorite craft kits you can buy for your toddlers and preschoolers:







I know crafting with your child can seem a daunting task…

But there are so many benefits! And it really is fun, even if:

You don’t have time

You aren’t a creative person

Your kids won’t sit still long enough

You can still craft with your kids; and I can help!

I am working on a Personal Crafting Consultation service to help you overcome whatever challenge you are facing when it comes to crafting with your kids. All you have to do is put in your email and you will receive a questionnaire to help me better understand your situation and challenges. Then we can chat in a method that works for you about ways I can help you.

More information coming soon!

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