Everyday Craft Supplies for Toddlers and Preschoolers: The ULTIMATE List!

craft supplies for toddlers and preschoolers

Arts and crafts are developmentally vital activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

They help children develop fine motor skills, hand strength, pre-writing skills, and even help them succeed academically!

According to experts, art helps children develop not only creatively and physically but it also helps them explore science and math skills.

Art also helps toddlers and preschoolers express themselves and develop social skills.

Whether you’re just trying to occupy your toddler or preschooler for a few minutes while you get some work done (eat chocolate in secret)—or you are hoping to help them gain new skills, this is the ultimate list of art and craft supplies for young kids!

art and craft supplies for toddlers and preschoolers ultimate list

You know your child best, so feel free to skip any items you don’t think they’re ready for—I have one daughter who was able to be trusted with all of these materials from an extremely young age and another daughter who is still exploring shoving things in her nose at nearly 2 years old (ask me how deep play dough can get in a nose, actually don’t).

Without further ado:

 

crayons

eco-friendly non-toxic crayons for left-handed or right-handed toddlers and preschoolerscolored pencils

colored pencils

washable markers

washable markers for toddlers and preschoolers

washable glue sticks

washable glue sticks for toddlers and preschoolers

washable white glue

washable white glue for toddlers and preschoolers

washable glitter glue

washable glitter glue for toddlers and preschoolers

metallic glue pens

metallic glue pens

safety scissors

safety scissors for toddlers and preschoolers

washable paint

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washable neon paint

washable neon paint for toddlers and preschoolers

washable glitter paint

washable glitter paint for toddlers and preschoolers

spill-proof paint cups

spill-proof paint cups for toddlers and preschoolers

washable finger paintwashable finger paint for toddlers and preschoolers

finger paint paperfinger paint paper for toddlers and preschoolers

artist paper

artist paper

construction paper

construction paper for toddlers and preschoolers

drawing paper

drawing paper for toddlers and preschoolers

easel paper

easel paper

standing easel

art easel and chalkboard and dry erase board for toddlers and preschoolers

tabletop easel

tabletop easel for toddlers and preschoolers

paintbrushes

paintbrushes for toddlers and preschoolers

foam sheets

foam sheets for toddlers and preschoolers crafts

pom poms

pom poms for toddlers and preschoolers crafts

sequins

sequins for toddlers and preschoolers crafts

rhinestones

rhinestones for toddlers and preschoolers crafts

pipe cleaners

pipe cleaners for toddlers and preschoolers craftscraft sticks

craft sticks for toddlers and preschoolers

tissue paper 

tissue paper for toddler and preschooler crafts

googly eyes

wiggly googly eyes for toddler and preschool crafts

washable watercolors

washable watercolors for toddlers and preschoolers

washable watercolors for toddlers and preschoolers

tape

tape for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts

masking tape

colored masking tape for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts

feathers

feathers for toddlers and preschoolers crafts

beads

beads for toddlers and preschoolers crafts

colored pasta and rice

colored macaroni pasta and rice for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts and sensory play

yarn

yarn for toddler and preschooler arts and crafts and fine motor play

yarn needles

yarn needles for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts and fine motor play

modeling clay

modeling clay for toddlers and preschoolers fine motor playair dry clay

air dry clay for toddlers and preschoolers fine motor skill play and arts and crafts

stickers

stickers for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts and fine motor play

stencils

stencils for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts

buttons

buttons for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts and fine motor play

felt

felt for toddlers and preschoolers crafts

stamps and inkpads

dinosaur stamps and inkpadfairy garden stamps and inkpad

animal stamps and inkpad

play dough

play dough for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts and fine motor play

glitter dough

glitter play dough for toddlers and preschoolers arts and crafts and fine motor play

play dough and clay modeling tools

play dough or clay modeling tools for toddlers and preschoolers fine motor play

kinetic sand

kinetic sand for toddlers and preschoolers

art smock

personalized kids art smock

art mat

art mat for toddlers and preschoolers

spray bottle and sponge

cleaning supplies for toddlers and preschoolers

drying rack

art drying rack for toddlers and preschoolers

craft supply storage

craft supply storageWhich art and craft supplies are must-haves in your house? Let me know in the comments!

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