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!
- PAPER PLATE CRAFTS
I have stacked paper plates and they are always a savior for a quick-fix craft.
Some more fun and interesting Paper Plate Crafts are here.
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.
These personalized alphabets can be beautiful decor for kid’s room.
More interesting pom pom summer activity is making Felt Ice creams
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 .
An interesting craft for kids who love role-plays and fancy emergency vehicles is here.
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.
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 😉
A detail post and ideas on Mosaic Crafts are here.
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.
Some more no-preparation ideas are here.
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.
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.
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:
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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