This pumpkin craft couldn't get any easier. It required no prep on my part, just a quick trip through the Target dollar bins and a few seconds gathering supplies.
|The girls were occupied for about 25 minutes, which is hours in "toddler time".|
- Explore the flow of the white glue
- Develop fine motor skills
- Work independently
- I found the foam pumpkins at Target (10 for $1)
- Washable white glue
- Washable markers
- Bits 'n' pieces (sequins, pom-poms, foam shapes, ribbon squares)
|Check out Leila's serious crafting face above.|
The point of this project was the process, not the product.
The girls got to do each and every part themselves. I stepped in when Charlie made a large glue puddle, and showed her how to make dots and thin lines instead. When Leila was sticking her bits 'n pieces in places with no glue, I showed her that they didn't stick there. Other than that they were completely independent!
I am a big fan of child-directed projects like this. Check out my Toddler Art Ideas page for more crafty ideas to do throughout the year.
We'll be doing more simple toddler-appropriate crafts in the coming weeks...I did get 10 foam pumpkins! I would love your suggestions on what to do with the rest of the pumpkins.