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What is the best way to let an 18 month old express his creativity?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Oct. 29, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Sidewalk chalk, those BIG washable crayons that you can use in the tub/shower and it washes right off (sold at toyrus), crayons (with supervision so he doesn't eat them), setting up pots and pans as "drums" with a couple of wooden spoons, you can "glue" (flour & water=non-toxic) pasta, cereal, etc onto cardboard (pampers boxes cut up) and/or color the glue with sprinkles. Fingerpaint (wearing a shirt you don't want) on cardboard, using cut up sponges or just fingers. Practice mixing the colors. Hope this helps! It's a fun age!

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 6:59 PM on Oct. 29, 2009


    These are the TaDoodles. They are "animals" with washable crayons in them. Perfect for little hands. There are 3 in a pack for $5.99, but they last FOREVER! (You could probably find them in the stores, I noticed they are out of stock online right now.) You push them down and twist to move them up. (It took me a while to figure that out, LOL!) He loves it, and NO MESSY MESS! He only uses them in the tub, wash rag off, and you are done. He might want to take 2 or 3 baths! :) PS-They make crayons like these as well, not washable, but not toxic. You'd use them with paper, and they are easy to grasp. 


    Answer by doodlebopfan at 7:05 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

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