These toddler crafts are the best, and work as preschool crafts too! From paper plates, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, and more, we have so many simple and fun easy crafts that you will want to try! Toddler crafts are colorful, easy to do, educational, and great for learning and fine motor skill practice. Let’s use these easy crafts at home or in the classroom or day care.
Fun and Easy Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers
We love toddler crafts! It’s so much fun to see what the little ones will create when you present them with a few craft supplies.
Related: Best toddler activities
We have the ultimate list of toddler crafts to choose from right here. There are over 20 ideas to inspire you and the list is growing!
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Paper Plate Crafts For Kids
1. Truffula Tree Paper Plate Craft
Love Dr. Seuss? Then you’ll want to make these Truffula tree paper plate craft based on The Lorax.
Related: More Dr Seuss Activities
2. Paper Plate Parrot Craft
Look how colorful this paper plate parrot is! It’s so great! And it has googly eyes. The cutting, gluing, and coloring is also great fine motor skills practice.
Related: Another easy bird craft or try this paper plate birds craft
3. Fierce Shark Paper Plate Craft
Big teeth and big eyes and a big fin is what this paper plate shark has! It’s cute and fun to play with as it can “bite”. Not really, but it can be used as a puppet. What a great way to learn about sharks.
Related: Even easier paper plate shark craft
4. Paper Plate Flowers Crafts
What great ideas to embrace nature! These paper plate flowers can each be a different color. My preschooler and toddler loves flowers, paint, and more spring crafts.
Related: My favorite paper plate flowers craft of all time
5. Paper Plate Snake Craft
What a fun way to use paper plates! Use scissors and paint to turn it into a sneaky snake! This paper plate snake is a fun way to use crafting supplies you already have. Oh, and you will never guess what was used to create the snake skin!
Related: Another easy paper plate snake craft for kids
Pom Pom and Cotton Balls Crafts For Toddlers
6. Cutest Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft
Use a paper plate, construction paper, paint, and red pom poms to make the cutest apple tree! What great fun! This is preschooler and toddler approved.
Related: Another favorite preschool apple tree craft
7. Olaf Frozen Pom Pom Craft
Everyone loves Olaf! This Frozen themed craft will be loved by young children and older children alike and it’s made with a big soft pom pom!
Related: More Disney crafts
8. Pom Pom Friends Craft
Make pom pom friends using pom poms, yarn, googly eyes, ribbon, and plastic tabs! They almost look like tiny little aliens. They are so cute and promote pretend play.
Related: Make pom pom caterpillars!
Easy Crafts Using Cotton Balls
9. Rainbow Art With Cotton Ball Clouds Craft
Use yarn to make a colorful rainbow and add big fluffy cotton ball clouds with this rainbow craft. Simple, easy, and fun!
Related: Make a paper plate rainbow craft
10. DIY Galaxy Jar Craft
Use a bottle, cotton balls, food coloring, water, glow in the dark paint, and glitter to great a diy galaxy jar craft! It’s amazing and pretty.
Related: Make a calm down jar
Pipe Cleaners Crafts For Kids
11. How To Make A Pretty Pipe Cleaner Card
This pretty pipe cleaner card is great to make anyone’s day better. It’s even more fun to make it, and it’s easy!
Related: Make pipe cleaner flowers
12. Make Crystals With Pipe Cleaners
Use borax powder, pipe cleaners, and food coloring to make beautiful crystals. This crystal craft is a perfect craft and science experiment.
Related: Make pipe cleaner ornaments
13. Pipe Cleaner Snake Craft
Make little snakes using pipe cleaners, beads, and googly eyes. This pipe cleaner snake craft is great fine motor skills practice.
Related: Make felt button snake craft
14. Buzzy Bees Pipe Cleaner Craft
Pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and clothespins are what is needed for this buzzy bees pipe cleaner craft. They’re cute and soft!
Related: Print these bee facts for kids
15. Pipe Cleaner Disguises
Make silly masks, glasses, and pirate patches with these pipe cleaner disguises.
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Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
16. Toilet Paper Roll Ninja Craft
Make super sneaky ninjas using toilet paper roll. Red and black ninja outfits with a staff and fighting eyes make them look even cooler.
17. Toilet Paper Binoculars Craft
Use toilet paper rolls to make these fun toilet paper binoculars. They have strings so don’t lose them when you’re exploring!
18. Dinosaur Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Make a dinosaur that can stand on it’s own. This dinosaur toilet paper roll craft is fun to make and even more fun to play with.
19. Toilet Paper Roll Train Craft For Kids
Choo choo! This train is so much fun to play with. But it is even more fun to create this toilet paper roll train. Each car is colorful, and it has wheels!
20. Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Crafts
Looks how vibrant and cute these toilet paper roll butterfly crafts are! Toddlers will love this! Foam wings, buttons, and smiley faces, and vibrant colors make this craft amazing.
Popsicle Stick Crafts
21. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Stick Puppet Craft
Everyone loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! And the best part is they’re made out of popsicle sticks and can be played with.
22. Tractor Popsicle Stick Craft For Toddlers and Preschoolers
Green popsicle sticks and yellow buttons makes the cutest tractor! This is a great craft to do while learning the Old McDonald song.
23. Popsicle Stick Catapult Craft
This catapult craft may use a little adult supervision and help, but it’s not only a fun craft to make, a stem activity, but your toddler will love using it to shoot pom poms and marshmallows.
24. Popsicle Stick Frog Craft
Make this popsicle stick frog craft! It has big googly eyes, and a long curled red tongue.
25. Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder
Make a craft and do something great for nature by making this popsicle stick bird feeder.
Simple Crafts For Little Hands
26. No-Mess Finger Painting Activity
Want to let your child explore color and textures, but don’t want the mess? This no-mess finger painting is perfect.
27. Edible Paint Craft
Speaking of painting, toddlers tend to put stuff in their mouth. Well, this paint is safe! This paint is edible, sweet, and you can still paint a beautiful picture.
28. No- Mess Painted Butterfly Craft
Make a little butterfly, but without the mess! They have antennas and you can give it pretty wings!
29. Ice Painting Craft
Spend some time in the sun with ice painting using popsicles! While these aren’t flavorful like regular popsicles, they’re still considered edible. But even better it makes beautiful art.
30. Bathtub Painting Craft
Make a mess! But in the bathtub where it’s easily washed. The paint is made from things around the house, but it’s still vibrant and colorful! Bath tub painting is fun.
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Which toddler craft have you tried out with your little ones? How’d it turn out? Let us know in the comment section, we’d love to hear from you!