Do you have a little one running around, curious about your craft supplies? Or one who loves colors and working with his hands? 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. 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.
Top 10 Art & Craft Supplies For 2 Year Olds
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.
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!
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. Crayola Mess Free Finger Paint & Paper
This mess free finger painting set is a mom’s best friend. The child can create and paint without ruining clothes and furniture. The paint only works on the specific paper so nothing else will be colored. When your child is done creating his masterpiece, you can hang it up on the fridge and both smile.
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. Crayola No Mess Markers
Another no mess alternative are these markers. Working in the same fashion as the finger paints above, the markers only work on this specific paper. That means your child can create a masterpiece worthy of the front of the fridge, without creating a marker trail from the table, over the couch and on the wall.
Finger painting is a fabulous way for 2 year olds to create art. It is exploring the world of art, sensory, hand-eye coordination and more. Plus then you have a beautiful work of art to add to your brag book.
10. Palm Grip Crayons
These palm grip crayons are somewhat egg-shaped. They should fit perfectly in a toddlers hand. They will be able to draw, scribble, and create without having troubles holding the crayon.
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. These art and craft supplies are some of my favorites for 2 year olds and I hope you agree!
Do you have a favorite supply for your 2 year olds? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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