Toddlers loves to be creative and make a mess with arts and crafts. Usually, the messier it is the better they like it. As parents, we would rather lots of creativity with less mess. My picks for the top 5 arts and crafts toys for toddlers gives you some great choices that are less messy.
#1 Play-Doh 10-Pack of Colors
With the Play-Doh 10-Pack of Colors, your child can use the modeling compound for hours of play. Each of the 2 ounce cans introduces your child to a different color. There’s no end to what your child can create.
He can create single items or even entire landscapes. The compound is easily handled by little fingers and kids love to squeeze the Play-Doh into various shapes. They also love to build up things and then flatten them. This is a safe, non-toxic toy that can spark your child’s creative side.
For those used to buying Play-Doh, keep in mind that these are smaller containers, about the size of a bathroom Dixie cup .
#2 Crayola’s My First Crayola – Palm-Grip Crayons
Crayola’s My First Crayola – Palm-Grip Crayons are a must have for any toddler. With this toy, you’ll get six crayons in basic colors. They’re made in the shape of an egg for the purpose of fitting more easily in a toddler’s hand.
This toy introduces your child to the world of color and design and helps them with grasp and dexterity. Kids love to create their designs and it helps them learn to draw and teaches them the names of different colors. Using the toy lets a child be able to express himself as well as use advanced thinking skills.
Knowing that these are AP Certified nontoxic will take the worry out of little hands going into little mouths after using these crayons.
#3 ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art
ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art is a toy that teaches a toddler how to match colors in the art pictures.
Each of the pictures has circles where the buttons go and these circles are outlined with the color that belongs there. It teaches a child – not only how to know his colors – but also develops fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
A tray comes with the toy so that it can keep all the pieces together. You’ll get a total of 46 buttons to put in the 10 pictures. The buttons snap right into place. Recommended for children 2 years of age and older.
#4 AquaDoodle Travel Doodle
For more creative fun, you’ll want to get the AquaDoodle Travel Doodle for your toddler.
This toy has the Aquadoodle pen and the Travel ‘n Doodle together. It allows a child to be able to draw and create while at home – but also while they’re traveling in the car. It’s a durable toy that’s made to last and it can be used with Aquadoodle accessories that you buy separately.
What kids love about this toy is that they can make a drawing again and again. The child uses the pen to make a work of art and then the picture dries. Once it’s dry, the toddler can draw something else without having to erase anything.
It is a great travel toy as it is hard to break and the only part you can lose is the pen. Consider getting extra pens, just in case.
#5 ALEX Toys Little Hands First Scribble
Letting the inner artist out is what the ALEX Toys Little Hands First Scribble does for your child. Kids love to scribble. This book has toddler designed activities to engage him or her with hours of learning, creating and play.
The book is 50 pages in length and comes with a set of 70 fun stickers toddlers will love. It has a soft spiral that connects the pages, which is easy to hold and it won’t pinch little fingers. It is recommended for children 2 years of age and older.