Do you love arts and crafts? Do you search the Internet for easy DIY projects? Do you love watching YouTube tutorials on how to make things? The good news is, you don’t have to wait until your baby is older to begin arts and crafts projects at home! Crafting with your little one can be easy, fun, and a wonderful way to bond!
Here are some simple craft ideas to do with your baby or toddler:
1. Pumpkin Handprint Card
This simple craft can be done even with newborn babies! Make an adorable card to give to a loved one, or create a beautiful fall picture to display in your house. Grab some orange non-toxic paint, gently paint your baby’s hand, and press onto a white piece of construction paper. Once it dries, cut a circle around the handprint, and glue onto another piece of orange construction paper. Cut out a green stem, or use green paint to use your baby’s finger to make a stem. Now you’ve got adorable pumpkin art, perfect for the fall season!
2. Baby Keepsake Ornament
What better way to decorate for the season than with a personalized ornament? With the KeaBabies Handprint Ornament Keepsake Kit, you’ll have everything you need to make a wonderful piece of art to hang in your home. The kit comes with an instruction video, non-toxic clay, ribbons, stamps, and paint. You can even go to a craft store to grab some different colored paints or some festive fall ribbon to make your craft perfect for the season!
3. Apple Painting
Apple painting can be a fun activity for your toddler or preschooler! It is also wonderful for developing hand-eye coordination. Simply cut an apple in half, paint a fall color onto the apple, and have your child press down onto a piece of construction paper, and let dry. You can experiment with different paint colors, or let your child pick a few different colors of apples.
4. Fall Leaf Art
You can help your baby or toddler make a cute fall collage using beautiful leaves you collect together outside! You can help your baby or toddler collect different colored leaves outside, or even make a scavenger hunt out of it! Then simply grab a piece of construction paper and help your little one glue all your findings onto the paper! You can also draw a tree trunk and some branches, and let your little one glue the leaves on to make their own fall tree!
5. Fine Motor Skills Leaf Activity
For this activity, you’ll need clear contact paper, faux leaves or real leaves, and masking tape. Cut out a large piece of contact paper, and tape to a window or a wall, with the sticky side out. Let your toddler place leaves onto the contact paper. You may need to help guide your child’s hand or help them press the leaves down enough so they stick. Once they’re done, you can even add another piece of contact paper on top to seal the artwork! It’s ideal to do this activity on a window that gets a lot of light - the leaves will be beautiful with the fall sun shining through!
There are so many simple ways to do crafts with your little one. Doing crafts can help develop your child’s hand-eye coordination, color recognition, and fine motor skills! Doing art projects together can also be a wonderful bonding time for parents and children! With the KeaBabies Baby Handprint Ornament Keepsake Kit, crafting with your baby can be simple and fun!
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