I love to find creative ways for my children to both learn AND have fun. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have such an innocent curiosity to learn anything they possibly, and they really do learn from anything, not just sitting in a classroom. So it honestly doesn’t take much at all for us parents, grandparents, and caregivers to be creative and teach our children during our day to day activities.
The great thing is that sometimes the simplest things can turn into the absolute best toddler activities! This pom pom crafts for kids post will give you some great ideas that your child will definitely enjoy and also use over and over again!
Pom Pom Art!
1.”Spell Your Name” Pom Pom Craft
Get Your Supplies
This is probably one of my favorites parts of this activity. I LOVE shopping and I LOVE finding value for cheap prices even more! Everything you need can be found with one trip to the dollar store and shouldn’t cost any more than 2-3 dollars! Here is a list of the items you will need if you don’t already have them at home.
- A bag of Pom Poms (if you plan to do a lot of crafts you can get larger bags here)
- Index cards or any strong paper
Draw and Cut out Your Child’s Name
After drawing out the letters onto the index cards, just cut them out! I shortened my son’s name to his nickname and I only did the first letter of my 18 month old’s name.
Apply Glue and Let the Fun Begin!
This part of the activity is very simple and fun for your child! The trick is to apply a line of glue section by section and allow your toddler to apply the pom poms as you go. If you do it this way, the glue will not dry out and there is also less chance of a glue disaster 🙂
As for colors and design, whatever you are feeling that day, just go with it 🙂 I will say that one of my most important tips for any activity involving toddlers is to try your best to have things already set up before you present activities to you tots, if possible. Prevention is Key! Having the letters already drawn out was a life saver for me because my son is not into waiting lol.
Let them do it however they want! Toddlers LOVE to show their independence, so I always try to allow for flexibility with these types of activities. Enjoy!
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2. DIY Pom Pom Frame
I love keepsakes! This super easy craft idea would be super cute with a little photo added inside. Check it out at theartkitblog.com
3. Pineapple Pom Pom Craft
Who doesn’t love pineapples? 🙂 This is a great activity to promote imaginative play! Learn more at mypoppet.com
4.Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft
A simple yet beautiful craft. Check it out at www.craftsonsea.co.uk
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5.Galaxy Butterfly Pom Pom Craft
This is another beautiful pom pom arts and crafts activity that your toddler would love. See more at www.easypeasyandfun.com
For all of the kids heading back to school, check out this great video of pom pom ideas for school supplies!
I hope you enjoyed these crafts! They have certainly brought joy to my children! Please tell me some of you ideas below. I would absolutely LOVE to see them.