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Paper Plate Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Looking for a simple craft for your toddler or preschooler to do this Thanksgiving?  This paper plate turkey craft is perfect for little kids.  It’s simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do and it requires little prep from mom.  So let’s dive in and learn how to make this Thanksgiving turkey craft.  *Just so…

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Fun & Easy Toddler Painting Ideas

In search of fun and simple painting projects to do with your toddler?  You’ve come to the right place.  My toddler girl LOVES to paint. She’d seriously paint all day if I let her. But in order to keep things interesting, we often try out new objects and canvases to paint with. And lately, we’ve…

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9 Nifty Nature Crafts Toddlers Can Do

Looking for nature crafts to do with your toddler? In search of art projects that inspire creativity and get your kids outside?  Nature and art go hand-in-hand. Nature inspires art, and you can make art out of nature. Plus, there are just so many benefits to both. Art helps develop fine motor, language, and decision…

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Nature Suncatcher Craft for Toddlers

Looking for a fun and simple nature craft for your toddler to do?  We had a blast creating this nature suncatcher inspired by The Artful Parent, so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s a great way to explore nature and inspire creativity!  **Just so you know, Tales of a Messy Mom may collect…

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The Best Toddler Art Supplies to Always Have on Hand

Looking to make an arts and crafts kit for your toddler? In search of some of the best non-toxic art supplies for your little Picasso?  It’s never to early to introduce your little to the world of art. After all, art inspires imagination, creativity, and even promotes learning and development. But, some art supplies are…

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