Today I read this article about colouring toddler and it gave me inspiration to write about it.
My 19 month old girl is definitely in this phase of colouring love and we have already tons of books and loose papers all around the house! It’s spring and everyone should be out running, jumping, playing in the sun but with this crazy weather all Europe is living another autumn so children needs to find something to keep them entertained indoors!
Try with all these fun ideas!!
Download free colouring-in pages
When it comes to art for kids supplies, stocking up on colouring books can get expensive – especially if your little one loves to draw. There are plenty of good resources online – all free to download and print out.
Use tracing paper to help him copy pictures
Arts and crafts for toddlers needn’t involve pricey materials; not only is tracing paper handy in the kitchen, but it’s a fun way for your child to learn how to trace from pictures in books. Start off by choosing bold, clear drawings of things he knows – try dogs and cats for starters. Securing the tracing paper to the picture with strips of tape will prevent frustrating slipping.
Paint around each other’s hands and feet
Offering your child your hands and feet to draw round will be fun for both of you – if he’s ticklish he’ll love you doing it back to him. Seeing how much his hands and feet grow over time makes these pictures great keepsakes, too.
Make a nature box
Pick up things you find on a walk, like feathers, leaves or flowers. Bring them home and glue them onto the outside of a small box to make a collage (an egg box would also work well). Washable glue that’s designed for toddlers is the safest option here.
Design a bird’s nest
Cut up old wrapping paper, newspaper or tissue paper into thin shreds (or collect long grass, leaves and feathers on your next walk). Show your toddler how to glue it onto the bottom half of a paper plate to make the nest. Then cut out silhouettes for a bird and some eggs using card, and let him glue them on so it looks like the bird’s sitting in the nest.