This site has SO MANY Kids crafts that are suitable for Preschool and Toddlers.. I thought it was time to bring them all together BY THEME to help you browse what you are looking for. Crafting with preschoolers is incredibly rewarding – yes, it IS challenging – hands aren’t as nimble, preschoolers have a mind of their own (which is great and to be encouraged) and they are just a wee bit messy…
However, with the right project, you can nurture your young child’s imagination and creative and make some wonderful Preschool Craft projects.
The aim of these toddler craft ideas, is to help develop skills (e.g. fine motor or colour recognition), nurture creative (let them explore) and above all have quality time and FUN together. Many of these projects can be adapted for the classroom full of 2 and 3yrs olds!!!
Enjoy. I will regularly add to this page – so do pop back.. and I will also try and rotate the collections around, to have the most seasonal / relevant at the beginning. Should an individual project be trending, I will also highlight that for you!! Enjoy!
What supplies do I need when crafting with toddlers & preschoolers?
My tip is to keep it simple and not make too many unnecessary purchases!! A basic stash should of course include:
- colored paper/ construction paper/ a little card stock
- child friendly scissors
- pens and markers
Extras could include
- tissue paper (we use recycled only)
- paper plates
- googly eyes (though you can draw them on paper easily)
- pipe cleaners
- pom poms
- embellishments such as stickers, buttons (recycled), gems and bio dregradable glitter
Everything else you should be able to recycle from the trash – every day items such as:
- Egg cartons
- cardboard boxes
- plastic bottles
- empty toilet paper rolls
can dome in handy!
What are some fun crafts to do with Preschoolers?
Though you can browse this website by topics and seasons, I thought I could list our Top 10 Preschool crafts EVER, here too:
- Learn how to make a DIY Bubble Recipe and DIY Bubble Wands
- Though a seasonal craft, these Paper Tube Love Bugs are always a hit!
- Easy DIY Bug Hotels are great way to get close to nature
- Pinch Pots are wonderful for young children and great for strengthening those little fingers
- Pop Up Dino Eggs – such a fun (and free!) printable
- A wonderful sensory activity – make Homemade Snow – we explore a number of recipes and ingredients, so you can make this with materials already to hand!
- Make this lovely spring craft – paper origami tulip – a great introduction for small hands to origami!
- Super easy Puppy Dog Hand Puppets made from just paper!
- Our set of 3d Princess Paper Dolls
- Super simple toilet paper roll unicorns!
I hope that is enough to get you started. Now lets move onto themed crafts and trending topics!
Which Crafts are Trending Right Now?
Needless to say our easy kids crafts trend differently depending on the time of year and what holiday or season is upon us! But if you keep browsing you will see we have tons of fabulous ideas to help fuel that creativity throughout the year. Many of the crafts shared will also appeal to big kids, so you can all join in together!
Also trending right now are these wonderful Salt Dough Ideas for “all year round”! Such super cute makes! With this inexpensive and oh so vers
Themed Crafts for Preschoolers exploring Seasons & Holidays
Now to our themed crafts for kids! Hopefully, this is the quickest and easiest way for you to find your crafty inspiration for the day! We explore seasons, holidays, as well as craft materials such as Toilet paper rolls and paper plates!
And extensive list of Apple inspired crafts, with its own dedicated section to Apple Crafts for Toddlers!
Wonderful Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers – we love crafting with nature and making these great Autumn inspired crafts and ideas!
Again this more general Pine Cone Crafts for Kids collection, has a great section dedicated to Pine Cone Crafts for Preschool!
We love all things CUTE and Easy.. and these Halloween Crafts for Preschool ARE so so soooo cute! Let’s have fun with Halloween! Make a cute Witch or a fabulous Spider Headband. Make luminaries and window catchers.. all sorts of super cute Halloween themed ideas for little kids.
Here are some lovely Poppy Crafts for Preschoolers to make on Remembrance Sunday! We particularly LOVE making th
So many fabulous crafts for big and small among these Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. Have a browse!
This is a Christmas Tree Craft post – that has a whole section dedicated to preschoolers!
Aaah we do love a Keepsake Handprint Craft for Christmas. So many super cute ideas here!
Our favourite “general” Christmas Crafts for Preschool. My kids have loved growning up with these!
Similarly we have loved to make and give these Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers over the years!
Toddler New Year’s Eve Countdown Activities – fun, easy and meaningful!
Brighten the dark winter days with these OH SO CUTE Preschool Luminary DIYs!
Preschool Winter Art Projects – simply delightful! You will love the artwork the toddlers and preschoolers produce and they make great pieces to displat on your walls for years to come!
And once you have enough of Christmas, Snowmen and Polar bears.. it is time to get LOVE crafty with these adorable Preschool Valentine’s Day Crafts – many would make great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas too!
More specifically we have a section dedicated to making Homemade Valentines Cards for Preschoolers! These are super cute keepsakes, that you will love to make and give (it will melt any grandparent’s heart!).
Check out these seriously cute Valentine’s Mailbox Crafts!
Cutest of cute Paper Plate Valentine’s Crafts for little ones!
In the UK Mother’s Day craftiong coincides with spring crafts! As our Mother’s Day is closely tied to Easter. Combine some pretty spring crafts with valentine’s day and your Handprint Crafts for Mother’s Day are sorted!
Or get excited about these more general SPRING Crafts or Preschool – lots of butterflies, flowers and baby animals! From caterpillars and frogs, to flowers and lambs. Check out this lovely collection of spring crafts!
Or if Paper Plate specifically are your “thing” here are some cute Easter Paper Plate Crafts to delight your little ones!
Many moons ago we had a complete series dedicated to exploring the great artists! Making real artist accessible to all. Take a loo at these fabulous Toddler Great Artist Projects!
Or explore the ABC with Toilet Paper Roll Animals. How fun are these?!
Or help write your child’s name in an Animal Handprint Alphabet. SO CUTE!
Moving on to paper. We adore PAPER CRAFTS – it so versatile and there are so many projects to make. Origami can be introduced MUCH earlier than people think and Origami has so many great educational benefits. Try your hand at these easy Origami Projects for Preschool.
Bring those Nursery Rhymes to life with these great Nursery Rhyme Crafts and Activities. A super fun extenstion activity for rhyme time!
Similarly we have some fantastic Fairy Tale Crafts too! There are some great themes adn crafts for toddler and presschooler birthday parties here too!
Or have some fun with Rainbow Crafts for Preschool first – these are wonderful as Toddler Spring Activities, but would also be lovely for celebrating St Patrick’s Day with 2 and 3yrd olds!
This Handprint Crafts for Mother’s Day “sub section” is perfect for crafting with Preschoolers this Mother’s Day!
Let’s not forget the father’s day crafts! Get crafting with your little ones and get yourself ready with these Preschool Father’s Day Craft Ideas!
Also trending right now are these wonderful Salt Dough Ideas for “all year round”! Such super cute makes! With this inexpensive and oh so versatile DIY clay!
Again.. a great list of butterfly crafts for kids, with a dedicated section just for little ones! Love these Butterfly crafts for 2 and 3yrs olds!
Again, some more fun Summer Crafts.. with these brilliant American Flag inspired crafts. There is adorable Preschool 4th July Craft section to explore!
Or how about dipping your feet in the big wide ocean and checking out these Shark Crafts for Preschool? Lots of creative ways to explore this wonderful ocean creature!
Part of our Summer Crafts series.. we have some gorgeous Preschool Beach inspired Crafts!
Find all our Paper Plate Twirler crafts here! Paper plate twirlers are fun to make at any time of the year… however they look great in classrooms too as well as make a great craft at birthday parties for the kiddos to take home!
Fantastic Preschool e-Book resource:
The Learn with Play e-Book. 343 Pages of super fun activities for Baby, Toddler, Preschooler and Kindergarten. Exploring lots of educational areas from Literacy through to Science, with easy to set up, hands on activities.
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