15-MINUTE CRAFTS – 50+ IDEAS FOR TODDLERS & KIDS


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Toddlers and kids gets bored every 15 minutes. their time-span on any one activity is usually not more than 10-15 minutes.

And after every 15 minutes, we need to hunt down for new ideas, or Pinterest (as in my case) to search for no-preparation activities.

Here I am presenting a compiled list of quick, easy, no-preparation, 15-minute craft activities for toddlers and young kids, because I feel your pain mommy!

  1. PAPER PLATE CRAFTS

I have stacked paper plates and they are always a savior for a quick-fix craft.

Paper Plate Owl Mask
Paper Plate Owl Mask
Paper Plate Owl
Paper Plate Owl

A full video of my 3-year old making his Paper Plate Owl Mask is up on my YouTube Channel Mom Learning With Baby and can be viewed here.

Some more fun and interesting Paper Plate Crafts  are here.

EASY PAPER PLATE CRAFTS

2. POM POM CRAFTS

We just love the colorful pom poms. These can be helpful in refining fine motor skills as well. As I give my toddler a clothespin to pick these pom poms.

Pom Pom Alphabet
Easy activity for enhancing fine motor skills

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These personalized alphabets can be beautiful decor for kid’s room.

More interesting pom pom summer activity is making Felt Ice creams

fELT iCE CREAMS
Felt ice creams are great summer crafts

UP FOR SOME FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENT??

Then next one is for you

3. MAGIC MILK COLORING

It is a very easy and soothing science experiment to explain little ones reaction between milk and dish soap. It is amazing to see the color explosions. See the video on youtube channel

4. CARDBOARD CRAFTS

In a house with kid(s), cereal boxes, toy boxes are found in abundance. So making use of these, we make excellent quick craft and set up some activity. Best part, there is no heart break when these crafts break ,..LOL .

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Car Parking Space with Parking Meter

An interesting craft for kids who love role-plays and fancy emergency vehicles is here.

Fire Engine

5. CLAY-DOH CRAFTS

Clay-doh is great for refining fine motor and sensory skills. And gives way to creativity. There is no limit to imagination and enables kids to mould their ideas. Few of our creation are here.

Clay - doh Crafts

6. MOSAIC ART

A great way to work on motor and sensory skills is by sticking bits and pieces of colored and different textured papers to form shapes, termed as Mosaic Art.

We made boat with wrapping papers we got in our birthday presents.. recycle 😉mosaic-art.jpg

A detail post and ideas on Mosaic Crafts are here.

Guest Post - Mosaic Craft

7. TISSUE ROLL CRAFTS

I have become a hoarder of Tissue rolls once I started indulging into crafting with my toddler.

This Octopus made of tissue roll is colored by my toddler.

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Some more no-preparation ideas are here.

10 SUMMER ACTIVITES

8. POINTILISM RAINBOW

The idea of using a q-tip or cotton swab dipped in water/poster colors is beneficial in refining fine motor skills of fingers, hand-eye co-ordination and color recognition.

Pointilism Rainbow

We stuck some cotton to form a cloud. So real and colorful, isn’t it?

9. SALT ART

It is a very calming activity to see color running in both directions over salt art. Very easy to follow and minimal requirements, full video is here.

With this super easy peasy salt art, we make carve names, letters, words or just any random art.

GOT NO CRAFT SUPPLY

Don’t worry mommy !! We got the solution for that too.

10. PICTURE COLLAGE

We do run out of craft supplies, very common mommy syndrome.

Simply cut out the pictures from old magazines, news papers, brochures etc. Hand over glue and a plain paper to little one.. and enjoy your cup of tea.The more pictures, the more “mommy time” you will get.. 😉

See full video of my 3-year old making a picture collage here.

11. FORK FAMILY

Simply decorate forks with whatever is available and make fork family.

Fork Family

12. ART & CRAFT IDEAS

Some more fun easy and quick no-preparation crafts and activities for kids like hand-foot printing, hand -painting, bubble wrap painting, etc. are here:

Art & Craft Ideas for Toddlers

If you found any of these ideas interesting and useful, please do share with us in comments. More ideas and views are most welcome.

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HAPPY CRAFTING!!

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  1. a simple, easy to do collection of DIYs. My younger one isn’t an outdoor person and these super easy crafts are just what I was looking for. great help for mommies like us. u have taken care that the materials are easily available at home and they do not require so much of step by step learning as well. Just bring the materials and use imagination. I am really impressed with the thoughts behind such an awesome collection of crafts. #readbypreetispanorama for #MyFriendAlexa

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  2. I have a toddler and I do many of these activities with him. They all are so easy to do and doesn’t rebore a lot of material. And yes those little hand look super cute.
    #MothersGurukulreads #Myfriendalexa

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  3. I rarely do this, so I wanted you to know that I saved the link to this blog post because these ideas are AMAZING!!! it’s so true that keeping a toddler entertained seems nearly impossible so thank you for sharing!!

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