Arts and Crafts Idea for 12-18 Month Olds

Updated on December 11, 2009
K.H. asks from Montgomery, TX
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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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answers from Houston on

Go to:

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!



answers from Houston on

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.



answers from San Antonio on

2 words 4 supplies needed,
FINGER PAINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

finger paints
big plastic sheet
big sheets of paper(like the ones business use for meetings)
old clothing

fun for hours for them, although its alot of mess too, but they will be so cute!



answers from Denver on

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: 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.

Check out the art section in Target and they have some of those kits where the markers only mark on the special paper and finger paints that work the same way. Those are also pretty good.

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.



answers from Houston on

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!!


answers from Houston on

Hi K.,

Check out Take Your Pix board book photo albums at . 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!

Merry Christmas!

L. Miranti

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