Do you have a little one running around, curious about your craft supplies? Or one who loves colors and working with his hands? Art and crafts may seem trivial and ‘just fun’ for some, but the development that can come out of a simple “crafternoon” are outstanding. These are our favorite art and craft supplies for 2 year olds.
Exploring art and crafts is fun for 2 year olds and can help development progress as well. Painting is not just holding a brush and swiping color on the canvas. It’s exploring color mixing, holding the paint brush or feeling the paint on her fingers. The use of crayons is possibly leading to one day writing a novel.
1. ALEX Jr. Tots Art Start
ALEX Jr. is a fantastic brand with art and craft kits for kids. This particular kit has 6 different activities to help toddlers explore the world of art and crafting. This is a fabulous tool for introducing art & crafts to toddlers as you can see what really interests your child.
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2. Alex Toys Button Art
I love this activity kit because the pictures can be made over and over again. If your kids are like mine, when I find something they like I need to keep it around. This Button Art kit is excellent at developing creativity, fine motor skills, as well as hand eye coordination. And kids can create beautiful masterpieces. This would make an excellent busy bag!
3. Waterproof Art Smock
When kids create it usually turns into a beautiful mess, doesn’t it? Hide your child’s clean clothes with this waterproof art smock. It’s the perfect way to not have to undress/redress your child who wants to paint for a whole 4 minutes, or longer! Plus it’s machine washable, so that makes your life even easier!
4. Funky Brushes
Add a little more spark to your painting afternoon with these texture brushes. They are created with non-traditional materials that make painting even more fun than usual!
5. My First Scribble Pad
Does your 2 year old like to draw? You may not be able to identify what it is that she drew, but she’s drawing and that’s all that matters. This scribble pad is perfect for little ones to explore holding their crayon or pencil, connecting shapes and even the world of abstract art.
6. Play-Doh Play ‘n Store Table
My kids are crazy about playdough! It’s not just perfect medium for crafts but also helps with fine motor skills and, the best part – it can be reused multiple times. We love Play-Doh Play ‘n Store Table because it can hold all our playdough tools!
7. Alex Toys Fingertip Crayons
These crayons fit on the fingertips of little ones. A fun, non-traditional way to color and create. Children can color with all ten colors at one time if they’d like. Just think of the rainbows that could be created!
8. Finger Paint Paper Pad and 6 Non-Toxic Washable Crayola Paint
Messy play, like finger painting, helps children develop important skills too. They can express themselves creatively and build up their self-esteem. This bundle comes with 6 vibrant Crayola finger paints. These kid-friendly paints are non-toxic and washable.
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9. My First Finger Paint Kit
Must have! Brightly color coordinated colored lids on no-spill paint cups allow you to easily identify the color of the paint inside. Great art supply to have at every home or classroom – prevents spills and keeps paint fresh until next paint session!
10. Wooden Art Easel for Kids
As you might know, there is a special benefit from working on vertical surfaces for young children. Among many of the art easels available, we love this wooden easel with option to change height as your toddler grows.
Art and crafts for 2 year olds are much more than the final masterpiece. Art and crafts help develop skills such as cause and effect, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and many, many more.
Do you have a favorite supply for your 2 year olds? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
FEW ART AND CRAFT PROJECT FOR YOUR 2 YEAR OLDS TO TRY
We have done quiet a number of art and craft projects with our toddlers in the past. Here are few ideas you can try: