Finding clean(ish) crafts to do with a toddler is harder than trying to lasso the moon. On the other hand, creativity is so integral to helping teach young children about the world as well as hand eye coordination and a host of other wonderful benefits.
TIP: I found all of these supplies at my local dollar store!
The holiday season is a perfect excuse to create beautiful things to give as gifts to family and friends. I can’t think of a parent or grandparent who wouldn’t be overjoyed to receive a handmade gift from a child.
This cute DIY wreath ornament or wall hanging makes an excellent gift and a fun craft with very little mess! (A godsend with a toddler, if you ask me!)
Start with 2 large Popsicle sticks, glued in to pentagons and then glued on top of each other to create the wreath shape.
Drop a good amount of green food coloring into a small bowl of warm water, until the water is extremely dark.
Using a cheapo paintbrush, generously paint the food coloring on to the wreath (on top of parchment paper or newspaper) and bake at 250° for 10 minutes or until dry.
Be careful removing the wreath from the oven, as the glue will have melted a bit. If anything shifts, you can move it back in to place before the glue cools and dries again.
Set up your decorating space and go to town! The sky is the limit, and toddler’s have endless amounts of creative vision just waiting to come out!