December 11, 2009,
K.H. asks from Montgomery, TX on December 10, 2009
Arts and Crafts Idea for 12-18 Month Olds
Ok Moms, I need some ideas for Arts and Crafts for 12-18 month olds. I know that you all will have some amazing ideas, so help me out here please.:) Also any websites or books that i could get would work also. Thanks in advance.
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L.M. answers from Houston on December 11, 2009
Check out Take Your Pix board book photo albums at www.boardbookalbums.com . I started the company to provide my young daughter a photo album that she could handle and not destroy. It's also fun for craft projects and you and the little ones could decorate with stickers, stamps or markers. Kids this age LOVE photos, especially those of themselves and loved ones. Enjoy!
K.Z. answers from Houston on December 11, 2009
Use instant pudding to finger paint. Paper torn pictures: just have them tear strips & glue down. Decorate cookies or bread cut with cookie cutters, use peanut butter, butter, cream cheese, etc & decorate with sprinkles, raisons, m&ms etc. Paint the sidewalk with regular paint brushes and water with food coloring. Just for some fun!!
A.P. answers from Denver on December 10, 2009
I'll be curious to see how people answer this, too! We've had luck with those big pads of paper, because you don't have to worry about the paper slipping away from them. The Crayola Tadoodles are the preferred crayon because they are easy to hold: http://www.crayola.com/products/list.cfm?categories=BEGIN... Though they still want to eat the tips, so you have to watch 'em! Supervised, stickers to put on the paper are always a big hit.
Try tracing their hands onto the paper and then letting them scribble and stick stickers. All art is going to pretty much an introductory activity at this point.
C.T. answers from San Antonio on December 11, 2009
2 words 4 supplies needed,
big plastic sheet
big sheets of paper(like the ones business use for meetings)
fun for hours for them, although its alot of mess too, but they will be so cute!
B.N. answers from Houston on December 11, 2009
My 2 yr old loves her homemade maraca. You need construction paper, crayons, empty & clean 1 liter plastic soda bottles with the labels pulled off, dry peas or beans a funnel, Elmer's glue and super glue.
Cut the construction paper to a size that will fit around the body of the soda bottle. Have the kids draw on the construction paper. Use the Elmer's glue to glue their art to the bottle. Put the funnel on the bottle and let them put about 1/2 cup of the peas/beans in (just make sure they don't try to eat them) then put the super glue around the top of the bottle and screw on the cap tightly (super glueing it keeps them from being able to twist it off and put it or the peas/beans in their mouths and choke). Let dry over night and the next day they have a pretty maraca.You could also make homemade play dough. They love to get that all over their hands and if they eat it it wont hurt them.
L.G. answers from Houston on December 11, 2009
WONDERFUL website for crafts and even breaks them down into age groups so finally a wonderful website when looking for crafts for the very young children!
C.H. answers from Austin on December 11, 2009
This blog has regular arts & crafts ideas as well as other good info for parents.