Toddler Arts and Crafts OR Mommy is crazy...
And I love buying craft supplies, as evidenced by my rather large stock of goods. I began buying craft supplies in college, with every intention of using them to do many crafty things, like making jewelry, crafting masterful paintings, scrapbooking and making fun photo frames. I have only done a small fraction of what I've desired to do. Jaime Horvat would back me up on this, as everytime she saw jewelry that I knew I could make, I would tell her not to buy it, because, well, I could make that! She laments the jewelry that she has missed out on, because I never made any. (Hey, I only said I *could* make it...)
Isaiah isn't extremely creative yet, nor do I know if he ever will be. Maybe he will be more logic and number oriented, with less of a bent into the creative, or maybe he will have a wonderfully creative mind. Only time will tell. Until then, I'd like to give him plenty of opportunity to try his hand at many things. He has a guitar, drums (well, he uses Daddy's), a harmonica, and various rhythm and percussion instruments at his disposal, so he has a chance at musical creativity. And with mommy's arts and crafts supplies, he will have his chance at artistic creativity. On to some cute pictures, and a few projects that we had fun with.
|Mmm, selecting a color is key to my project!
|A kitty puppet and a bear puppet...
|Isaiah and his train, he's obsessed!
Disney Family Fun - Toddler Crafts - This site also has many other age specific pages as well, so if you have a preschooler or a tween, there are pages of ideas for you!
Busy Bee Kids Crafts - Creative and unique ideas with mostly items that you can find around the house.
Article on children's art - This article covers whys and hows of art time with a toddler, and how you can best foster their creativity.
Enchanted Kingdom - Toddler Crafts - Loads of crafts here, but the presentation and types of crafts are a little more kitschy than the Disney site. No surprise there!
This was just a small foray into our arts and crafts time, and I'm sure there will be more to come! For now, I have toddler finger paintings on my fridge, and I love it!
If you have ideas or fun projects you have done with your little ones, please, please share! I'd love to try them out too!