If you have a toddler, then you’re probably already aware that they can be quite creative. In fact, some of their greatest art masterpieces are made in the form of finger paintings or doodles on their bedroom walls. If your toddler has an artistic side, why not use that energy to make a gift for mom or dad?
Homemade gifts are a great way for toddlers to show their love for parents and other family members. Plus, they will have fun making the gift so the whole thing is a win-win. Here are some ideas on what you and your child can create together:
Painted Pet Rocks
Here’s a fun and easy project for your toddler to do with you. Give them some paint and googly eyes. If you really trust them, give a sharpie for facial features – or you could just do that part yourself!
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Help your child write his or her name on a piece of paper or canvas with painters tape. Then give them some paint and let the creative juices flow!
Paper Plate Face Masks
Give your child a few animal options and allow them to choose their favorite to make into a mask. We recommend doing this project in two parts, paint first and cut & decorate second.
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Sweet Hand Print Craft
Handprints and foot prints are a simple way to create a personalized gift. If your toddler is old enough to hold still for a few seconds, use paint to cover their hands and make a print on some white paper. Then add all of the cute ice cream fixings!
You can use finger paints or stamp pads to make this cute rainbow.
Personalized Picture Frame
A personalized picture frame is an easy, thoughtful gift that will be treasured for years to come. You can use any photo or drawing your child has created and it makes a great gift from toddlers to parents or grandparents.
These are just a few ideas. Feel free to use your imagination and come up with even more gift ideas! The best part about these crafts is that they’re inexpensive and very easy for younger kids to do.