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Looking for easy preschool crafts for young kids? I was looking for crafts my 3 year old twins can do on their own while I’m teaching my 5-year-old Kindergarten, while also developing their fine motor skills. I’m excited with what I found which I’ll share below!
I’ve found that regular stickers are still a bit tough for one of my twins to peel off without assistance from me, but foam stickers are where it’s at! The foam stickers are separate from each other and self-adhesive so they just need the white protective backing peeled off before using. The foam is sturdy enough that this isn’t a problem for my 3-year-olds and they can do it all on their own.
Enough quantity: package comes with about 1000 pieces self-adhesive foam geometry stickers with various colors, shapes include circle, square and triangle, enough for many children to play together
I suggest having a garbage can or at least paper grocery bag available for kids to put their scraps and the peel off backing of the self-adhesive items if a garbage can isn’t available.
Sewing / Lacing Cards
Sewing/Lacing cards are great for kids’ fine motor skills and they’re fun!! They’re also mess-free!
These can be used over and over!
Summer Beach Lacing Cards Set: You will get 12 pieces of summer beach lacing cards and 12 pieces of colorful laces; These card with bright colors and cute designs, which can be freely mixed and matched with beach elements cards. Perfect craft project for preschool and home, kids will love this set!
Much like the foam self-adhesive shapes above, these are easy for preschool-aged children to grab with their tiny fingers because they are raised slightly unlike regular stickers.
I bought these for my boys and honestly when I opened them I was really excited and wanted to take a bunch for myself! Haha!
Keep in mind that these are quite small so ensure that your child is over the stage of putting everything in their mouths before using these. It’d also be a good idea to talk to them about not putting them in their mouths even though there are some stickers that resemble food such as ice cream cones, etc.
Considerate Package: Contains 64 different sheets of stickers for a total of 3200+pieces kids stickers with no repeated in each package, can make for hours of creative fun!
High-quality & Safety: The stickers for kids are NON-TOXIC to the skin.so please don’t worry just let them enjoy it. And they are easy to peel & stick. Great for scrapbook making, kid's crafts, marking calendars, or keeping track of classroom accomplishments.
Rhinestones are something that as a boy mom I never thought I’d be purchasing but I’m so glad that I did and that they love them! We had some rhinestones that came as part of another craft set and the twins especially were very fond of them. I loved how easy it was for them to use the larger ones on their own. I’m not trying to be a super hands-off parent here but I need the twins to be able to do things largely on their own when I’m teaching my oldest Kindergarten so things like this really help.
I bought the boys a whole set of self-adhesive rhinestones and within two days they were all used up! Granted, it was the week before Valentine’s Day and they used most of them for cards for each other, us as parents, and their grandparents who’s anniversary is Valentine’s Day. These rhinestones have kept them busy for hours which is awesome!
I found that with the pack below, the rhinestones that are 6mm and larger are easiest for my 3-year-olds to use on their own. They actually used all of those and then gave me the tiny ones. That works out for me since then I can use them for my own crafts but if you don’t want to have leftovers, you may want to choose just 6mm and larger self-adhesive rhinestones for your littles.
These are quite small so ensure your children won’t put them in their mouths.
JEWEL STICKERS: Selizo self adhesive rhinestones set comes with 12 sheets totally 1368 pieces different styles craft gems self adhesive in assorted colors. Perfect to use on paper crafts, decorations and body painting
SUPER STICKY AND EASY TO USE: The rhinestone stickers are flat on the back with strong adhesive that will last long. You can easily remove the body gems from the sticker, don't need any glue, which is very convenient for hand-made projects
Larger Self-Adhesive Rhinestones
After the kids preferred only the larger rhinestones in the pack above, I found these and purchased them. They are all 6mm or bigger and are all easily used by my 3-year-old twins and 5-year-old. The only downside is they don’t have the same thing on every sheet which sometimes causes issues between the kids but I found I could cut the sheets apart and that helped.
❤ Multiple Shapes and Colors —— Craft gems stickers have as many as 8 different shapes and colors. The combination of different shapes and different colors makes the gems look very shiny and beautiful. Very suitable for children's handmade.
❤ Easy to Use —— You can easily peel off the jewels stickers from the paste sheet and paste them to the right place, It allows children to enjoy the fun of handmade, and helps children create fantastic handicraft projects.
Any kids project seems to need construction paper, especially this one if you don’t want your kids sticking these self-adhesive shapes and rhinestones to anything they see like walls, tables, doors, etc. Ours loved putting theirs on construction paper and making cards for each other and their stuffed animals.
Any type of construction paper will do, though I’ve found the quality of Crayola brand construction paper to be much better than that of off-brand construction paper.
Rainbow Pom Pom Art
My boys have been really into rainbows lately so I made a simple design on Canva for them to glue pom poms to and then hung them up in their rooms! This is such a simple craft and so fun. They work on fine motor skills since they’re picking up the pom poms and placing them where they want them to go. They work on sorting colors of pom poms and using glue. I found that the traditional glue bottles were hard for them to squeeze and glue sticks don’t work well so bought them these little glitter glue sticks that worked really well.
Below is the rainbow design in Canva and then the finished design after one of my 4yo twins glued on the cotton balls and pom poms. See below to get supplies and the rainbow you can download so your kids can make their own masterpieces!
Get the Supplies
Quantity: 1000 high-elastic pom poms in different sizes and colors to meet your different needs.
Size: 1cm*600pcs, 1.5cm*150pcs, 2cm*50pcs, 3cm*50pcs, and 2cm*150pcs glitter pom poms.
9 Glitter Glues in assorted colors
Add sparkle to any project, perfect for decorating cards, pictures, scrapbooking and much more
Squeezes out easily for accurate lines and dries in 30 minutes
Colors include: clear, silver, light green, green, blue, gold, purple, pink and red
Dot It by Skillmatics
Continuing in the spirit of stickers, Dot It by Skillmatics is a great mess-free activity for 3-7 year olds. There are 5 different variations of activities from Dress Up to Dinosaurs to Unicorns and more there is something that everyone will enjoy.
PERFECT STICKERING ART ACTIVITY: With over 500 easy-to-peel stickers, your child will use their fine motor skills and imagination to complete 8 animal-themed pictures featuring wild, farm and underwater animals!
HOW TO USE: Let your child choose their favorite color stickers, peel & paste the stickers and bring the picture to life!
NO GLUE, NO MESS!: Dot it! is the perfect stickering, no-mess art activity that keeps kids engaged at home or on the go!
- PERFECT STICKERING ART ACTIVITY: With over 500 easy-to-peel stickers, your child will use their fine motor skills and imagination to complete 8 magical unicorn and princess-themed pictures
- HOW TO USE: Let your child choose their favorite color stickers, peel & paste the stickers and bring the picture to life!
- NO GLUE, NO MESS!: Dot It! is the perfect stickering, no-mess art activity that keeps kids engaged at home or on the go!
- WHAT'S INSIDE: 30 easy-to-peel, colored sticker sheets (500+ stickers), 4 double-sided canvases
- DEVELOPS: Hand-eye Coordination, Pincer Grasp, Creative Expression, Bilateral Hand Coordination
- KEY SKILLS: Fine Motor, Focus & Attention, Creative Thinking, Spatial Reasoning, Observation
- GREAT GIFT: This makes an ideal gift for children aged 3 to 7 that love unicorns and princesses!
Washable Dot Markers
If you don’t want to buy the full kits above, you can just get bingo daubers on their own and give your kids some construction paper or even just printer paper to create on. Keep in mind though, the ink may go through to the table they’re working on.
【15 AMAZING FUN COLORS】: This dot markers set contains 15 basic colors: red, orange red, orange, yellow, emerald green, green sky blue, blue, violet purple, caramel, sepia, light gray and black. The variety of colors is that kids can create and use their imagination to paint.
【NON-TOXIC & ACID-FREE】: These dot marker pens are completely safe for kids. We use non-toxic and acid-free ink which is safe on the skin. And the dot markers material conforms to ASTM-D4236.
【FIT FOR SMALL FINGERS】: With generous 0.42 ounce bottles, Shuttle Art dot markers are very light and easy to grip by toddlers, which is designed to fit small hands, and is very easy for kids to hold, mix and blend the colors anyway they want.
Scissor and Tape Skills
This Melissa and Doug Scissor Skills and Tape Activity Books set is another great one for developing fine motor skills!
CREATIVE ACTIVITY SET: The Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills and Tape Activity Pad Set includes two project books with paper-cutting and taping activities and the supplies (safety scissors and rolls of tape) to complete them.
MULTIPLE WAYS TO HAVE FUN: This kids’ activity set offers children from 4 to 7 years multiple fun learning activities, such as puzzles, mazes, animal art, sequencing activities, and much more.
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As a mom of identical twins and a son two years older, I have gained invaluable experience in the realm, and chaos, of parenting. With a Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, I spent years as a school psychologist, helping children navigate through their educational and emotional challenges. Now as a stay at home mom and professional blogger, I combine my areas of expertise to help you in your parenting journey.