Find the perfect project to make with your little ones in our round-up. We’ve also collected 42 crafts for kids and a list of crafts for teens so you can keep the whole family entertained throughout the summer holidays.
Crafts for toddlers
Make your own playdough for your toddlers to play with The Imagination Tree’s recipe.
Crafts for 3 year olds don’t come simpler than this mosaic kit. It’s a step up from colouring in!
Egg carton flowers
I Hearts and Craft’s egg carton flowers use materials from around the house to create something cute!
Sewing and colouring kits
Your toddler will love colouring in these friendly woodland creatures and with a little supervision, you can teach them to sew too! It comes with a plastic needle, colourful thread, pens – plus you can choose what woodland animal you’d like.
Get the kids glueing and sticking with our easy to follow sun catcher tutorial. It’s the perfect craft for toddlers.
Painting is a great way for toddlers to practice coordination, ready for when they start to hold pens and pencils! This painting kit is made from eco materials so is completely safe for your little ones.
Stamps are a traditional yet fab craft for toddlers. You can buy stamp kits from all over the web or you can make some yourself using Mollie Makes’ tutorial. Turn old rubbers into your kids favourite animals and get creative.
You can’t go wrong with colouring-in and Mollie Makes has some cute designs for free. Download and print them here.
Paper plate crafts
There’s plenty of crafts for toddlers you that use just paper plates. Swans, elephants and even bees can be made from this household item! Not Toy Gifts have this lovely bumblebee tutorial up on their blog.
Learning 4 Kids explain the benefits of flower printing on their blog but we love it because it’s such a simple activity that uses minimal equipment!
Follow Baker Ross’ tutorial to make these handprint sea life puppets. Use your little one’s hand to create their favourite animal.
These easy thread wooden beads make for the cutest toddler jewellery set ever! Get them to practice shapes and colours as well as threading.
Sea themed mobile
Give your kids these aquatic pals to colouring in them string them up into a mobile! Tutorial here.
Head out in nature with this easy craft for toddlers. Collaging is a great way of letting your kids explore different textures and understand the natural world. Mother Nature has some great natural suggestions for your collage so you can skip all the sequins and glitter and pick a more eco-friendly approach.
Baker Ross, £4.95
Practice weaving with the little ones using these colourful paper fish. The kit comes with everything you need to make these rainbow creatures.
DIY wind chimes
This is a fab craft if you have kids of multiple ages. Get the older ones covering the yoghurt pots with the tissue paper and threading the bells through and get the younger ones to paint the outside. Petit Fernand have loads of crafts for toddlers and older children on their blog.
Fire breathing dragon
Turn an old tube into a firebreathing dragon with Baker Ross’ tutorial.
Colour in this friendly snail with your toddler then use Arty Crafty Kids’ tutorial to create this peek a boo snail.
This glittery salt dough handprint would make a sweet keepsake gift for someone special. Follow 5 Minute Fun’s tutorial, which includes an easy recipe for salt dough.
Toddlers (and older siblings too) will love making these bubble prints using a mixture of washing-up liquid and paint. Find the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade.
Make beautiful marbled patterns using just shaving foam and paint. Alice and Lois explain how it’s done.
What kid doesn’t want to be a superhero? With these free printable mask templates from Itsy Bitsy Fun they can create their own costume.
Boredom buster jar
The idea for when you’ve run out of ideas! Get your little one to decorate a jar, then fill it with strips of paper suggesting fun activities they can try. Great for rainy days – and you can tailor it to their age and interests too. Find the tutorial at 5 Minute Fun.
£3.00, Early Learning Centre
These paint printers have elastic strips on the back so toddlers can wear them on their hands – let the messy, crafty play begin!
When you’re on the go or need a quick no-prep creative activity, why not make fun farmyard scenes with this Usborne sticker book, which comes with more than 130 stickers?
Reindeer Christmas cards
It’s never too early to start making handmade Christmas cards! We can’t resist this sweet footprint reindeer from Emma Owl.
£7.00, Early Learning Centre
Help older toddlers make their own bracelets, necklaces and more with this foam jewellery kit.
Part craft, part science… all fun! Little ones will enjoy creating this strange substance, colouring it with food dyes and exploring what happens when they give it a squish. Find the tutorial for making and painting with oobleck at Babble Dabble Do.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our arts and crafts for toddlers round up! Be sure to check out our free arts and crafts for adults too.