How can I get my 2yr old daughter into sitting down and doing some arts&crafts with me? I have a big bag full of craft stuff:pom poms, feathers, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, glitter glue, construction paper, crayons, and foam shapes and animals. Any ideas on how to get her interested in sitting down and making things with me?Answer Question
Answer by tiffers32788 at 10:31 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
I teach 2 year old preschool group and we do an art project everyday. The key is to keep it simple and fun. Last week we did painting with ice cubes. You put a Popsicle stick in an ice tray filled with water. Freeze it and when it is done pop out the ice cube. Let it sit out for about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle some powdered paint on a piece of paper and let her use the ice cube pop to move around the paper. As the ice cube is melting, the water will mix with the powdered paint and make a thin paint. We also used shaving cream as finger paint and we created our own soap paint. To make your own soap paint, shave a bar of Dove soap (or any other white soap), mix with water and a drop of colored washable paint. Let it sit for a minute to thicken and you have some very washable, great smelling paint! I have tons more ideas for art with 2 year olds. If you need any more suggestions, just pm me.
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