It isn’t always easy to keep toddlers occupied, especially when temperatures rise. Thankfully, with these summer crafts for toddlers, you’ll be able to make sure that your toddler won’t get bored. These craft ideas are easy to implement and are totally toddler friendly.
Summer is the ideal time to head outside. If you're looking for an appealing craft, and you also want to spend more time outside with your toddler, why not try making your own bubbles? As long as you have a wand, you'll be able to have tons of fun blowing bubbles with your toddler.
Buying bubbles can get expensive quickly. Not only will you be able to save money by making your own bubbles, but you'll be able to show your toddler the kinds of things you can create from items around the home.
If you don't have any popsicles in your fridge, you can create some with your toddler. This is a wonderful craft idea, and it can also be a way to help your toddler build cooking skills while they're still young. Best of all, when you make your own popsicles from scratch, you'll be able to make sure that all of the ingredients in the popsicle are healthy.
You can work with your toddler to make delicious popsicles, and you can enjoy them together after they're done. You can make creamy popscicles, fruity ones, and you can even create popsicles that are in your toddler's favorite color.
While you can purchase play dough that your toddler can play with, you can also make your own dough from scratch. You can use all natural ingredients when you make your dough, which means your toddler will be okay even if they try to take a bite out of the dough as they're playing.
Not only will you and your toddler be able to have a lot of fun making colorful dough, but you'll be able to have lots of fun with the dough after it's complete. As long as you store the dough safely, you'll be able to play with it again and again.
If you've already made play dough before, and you're looking for something new that you can make with your toddler, you could try making slime instead. Slime has an unusual texture, which makes it a fantastic choice for tactile play activities.
Making slime is easier than you might think, and it's something that you and your toddler can have a lot of fun with. Not only will the slime provide hours of entertainment, but making the slime can be an educational activity for your toddler. This is a wonderful way to build a love for science while your child is young!
Finger painting is a ton of fun, but it isn't always a safe activity for a toddler. Many paints are toxics, and young toddlers can't be trusted not to put things in their mouth. The best way to get around this is to make your own finger paints that are completely edible.
You can make colorful, edible paint for your toddler to play with, and then you can sit them down and let them safely create works of art. It's likely that your toddler will wind up making pictures that you'll want to save for years. One of the nicest things about summer crafts for toddlers is that some of the items your toddler creates will turn into keepsakes!
It's likely that you have a few empty shoeboxes sitting around your home. Instead of buying new toys for your toddler, you and your toddler could turn those shoeboxes into dollhouses. Decorating a shoebox is easy to do, and your child will want to play with it all the time.
There are all kinds of ways to customize a shoebox. Let your toddler call the shots when you're deciding how to decorate the shoebox. This is a wonderful way to let your toddler express their own preferences and their creativity.
If you want to use up your shoeboxes, but your toddler already has a dollhouse, you could also try turning a shoebox into a musical instrument. This is an easy craft that your young child will be able to have a lot of fun with. In fact, if you have older children in your household, they might have fun with this activity as well.
Not only will this help to encourage your child to take interest in music, but it can be a way for your toddler to develop STEM skills. This is a simple activity that also happens to be highly rewarding.
If your toddler gets excited whenever birds fly into your yards, you may want to work with them to build a bird feeder. Not only is this one of the best summer crafts for toddlers, but it's a wonderful way to draw even more birds into your yard.
If you do decide to make a bird feeder with your toddler, you'll have a lot of fun options. One of the easiest and most popular options is to take a pine cone and slather it with peanut butter. If you have pine cones nearby, you'll be able to get started!
Does your toddler have an old sock that's lost its mate? Instead of throwing that sock away, the two of you can turn it into an adorable sock puppet. Since you'll be making the puppet out of a toddler sock, it will be the perfect size for toddler hands.
You don't have to do any sewing in order to make your own sock puppet. You can easily create a puppet right alongside your toddler. Your toddler will have a ton of fun making the sock puppet with you, and they'll have even more fun playing with it once it's finally done. In fact, they'll want to show off their new sock puppet to everyone.
Popsicles can be a great way to keep your toddler cool when the weather is hot. However, you shouldn't necessarily toss out your popsicle sticks once your toddler is done eating. Instead, you should hold onto them. These sticks can be perfect for crafts.
As long as you have a gluestick and some markers or paint, you can turn popsicle sticks into all kinds of things. You can transform them into animals or monsters, You can even use them to build a house. Keep saving your popsicle sticks and use them for a variety of crafts.
Even if your toddler isn't potty trained yet, it's likely that your family goes through a lot of toilet paper. Make sure you're holding onto the empty tubes after you finish off a role. This is an item that you can use for all kinds of summer crafts.
A toilet paper tube can be turned into binoculars, a microphone, or even an animal. The only real limit to what you can create with these tubes is your imagination. You can also use the tubes from paper towel rolls for these kinds of crafts.
Hopefully you found something summery and fun to do with your toddler from the list! Let us know your favorite and share your results.