Learning how to sew, create, and design is an important skill that many children love to develop. But how can you set the basis for this with a toddler? This week of activities is perfect for the 2-3 year old in your life that loves to create. Especially if you have a fashionista on your hands, they will love these 2 year old activities to do at home. Each one encourages the development of important skills, while leaving you with a wonderful keepsake.
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This paper fringe skirt teaches fine motor skills like cutting and gluing while allowing creative expression! And of course, creative play after its creation! See the complete tutorial and tips and tricks here.
Little Miss loves to paint her toes and mine, so this project was right up her ally, but much less mess! See the whole process here.
Beading is an excellent fine motor skill to encourage in 2 year old’s. This can be done with pasta, large beads, or pony beads, depending on your toddler’s skill level. Making necklaces and bracelets is fun for kids of all ages and can easily be adapted so that the whole family can have fun doing this together!
Here are our suggestions for 2-3 year olds:
Shaped Pony Beads (large holes)
Colorful Pony Beads (large holes)
Plastic Needles (helps with getting the cord through the holes)
If you have seen my tutorial on dying fabric with liquid watercolors, you will love this project as well. If possible, it is even easier and less messy!
See how to do it here: Easy Toddler Activity: Dye Fabric at Home With Less Mess!
Want to teach your toddler the idea of tying shoes but don’t know where to start? Well, then this project is for you! Simply cut out a shoe shape from cardboard, allow them to decorate, punch some holes, and practice your lacing!
Of course, the week wouldn’t be complete without lots of dress up creative play! Use all the pieces you created, add some play silks, hats, feathers, etc, and have yourself a fashionable tea party, go on an adventure, or act like monsters, whatever creative adventure your toddler wants to take you on!
Let us know in the comments below where these adventures take you or tag us on instagram @blueberriesmash!