What Are Some Art Projects for 2-Year-Olds?


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Appropriate art projects for 2-year-olds include block printing, making monsters out of dough, creating objects out of found objects, making bracelets and necklaces out of pasta or beads, concocting bath paint, and painting large murals. Toddler art projects should stimulate and encourage their developing abilities to follow simple directions, sort objects by color or shape, and use their imaginations for make-believe activities.

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Two-year-olds can enjoy painting with objects other than brushes, such as flowers, marshmallows and sponges. Making percussive musical instruments such as toy maracas and castanets lets children experiment with rhythm and music. Gluing leaves and other objects from nature onto wax paper lets children explore the outdoors. Simple crafts that allow 2-year-olds to match colors or shapes let them learn basic age-appropriate knowledge.

Making collages out of foil and tissue paper lets children experiment with different textures. Powdered drink mixes can be used as simple dyes for foods such as rice and mashed potatoes and make mealtime more fun as well. A messy but fun craft involves having a child draw a simple shape with glue and then sprinkle glitter over it. Making "slime" is also a fun art project that lets 2-year-olds make a substance that they can then play with. Learning to work with tape is good for kids learning hand-eye coordination, and it is a good material for making collages.

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