Creative Activities

Creativity and self-expression are vital for your toddler’s self-esteem. Activities to help your child be creative and to use self-expression. Art and crafts ideas.

Rangoli patterns

A Rangoli is a bright and colourful design usually made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.This fun activity is from a lovely parent and toddler group my son attends each week. This week the craft and cooking activity were based on the Diwali celebrations which will take place this weekend.

Diwali Diya mobile decoration

The Diya is a common feature of the celebrations which accompany the festival of lights or Diwali. This is a simple way to make paper diya decorations to hang in the window or doorway.

Let’s make Flowers

Flowers are such fun to make and children find them really satisfying. Whether you are making them to celebrate the arrival or spring, as gifts for someone special, for a special events or just because you can, I have included a variety of different types and styles in this post. There’s even a rather special flowerpot activity to put your creations into or to plant a real bulb or some seeds in. 

Make an Autumn leaves placemat

Use real leaves your child has collected collected on nature walks. Clean and dry for a couple of hours. Sandwich them between 2 pieces of clear contact paper to make this easy placemat.

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Make an Autumn tree

Here’s how to make a gorgeous Autumn tree with a few simple materials.

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Birdie Snacks

With the colder weather setting in, teach your little one about taking care of garden animals like birds by making bird feeder snacks.

2 Ways to Make a Clay Lamp

During Autumn and Winter we spend more time indoors and the days get dark and long. Many festivals and special events are celebrated around this time and candles or lights are often a feature of the celebrations. Here are two simple lamps to make with your toddler.

Creative activities

Perfect Play Dough

Age group: 6months+

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10 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Summer is here and with it comes the school holidays. Children are home and most likely getting bored. So, what do you do for those weeks that are not planned as the annual family holiday? How do you keep them busy and yourself sane? Fear not, you can beat summer boredom.

Ocean in a Bottle

Create your own little ocean in a jar and learn a little about taking care of the sea.

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Make or buy some cheap stamps and ink pads. You will be surprised at how much enjoyment your toddler will get from them!

Make a Pen Holder

Make a  cheap and cheerful pen holder out of scraps and keep them busy!