This page has some fun and gentle toddler Halloween crafts ideas that don't cost the earth and are really straightforward to do with any young child.
Older children will enjoy them as well, and you can be a bit more adventurous the more independent your little crafter is!
emphasis on non-threatening creations - it's sometimes hard for us to
understand how scary witches and ghosts can be to a 2-year-old.
I made with my toddler a Halloween trick or treat bag and decorated it
with a pumpkin collage on 1 side, and a leaf design on the reverse.
Start by painting some paper with orange paint. Your toddler will love this, but it could be messy! You may wish to prepare this bit yourself if it suits you better.
Now wait for the paint to dry. I found that drying time was not really suitable. As they were already messy, and I didn't want to do a clear up, then start again.
TIP was to use the hair dryer on the paint. It added a bit of
excitement, as they got to hold the paper down, and kept them interested
to finish the job.
TIP: When I did this, the paint wasn't dark enough so I did a 2nd layer. It was much better, but I needed to wait til the following day for it to dry.
When the paint is completely dry, draw a pumpkin shape onto the paper with a thick marker.
You really don't need any artistic ability to do this - I don't!!
Start by drawing the outer shape, then work inwards with the curved lines. Practise on rough paper first, and you'll see how doable it is.
Cut out your pumpkin shape.
Now paint the leaves with your toddler. No need to use paintbrushes necessarily - see what effect finger painting creates.
Also don't get hung up on having 100% coverage - you can see that not all these leaves are completely covered.
It's more about having fun with your little one than some boring uniform painted leaf collage.
As Candy Corn isn't the best sweet for toddler teeth, using them as art is far better.
Should a few end up being eaten, then let your young child know that it is toothbrush time.
Click Here To...Read More...
When you purchase from this link, you are actually purchasing from Amazon.com, and you can have peace of mind that your order will be processed by Amazon’s secure order server.