Inside: Put those recycled cookie tins to good use for some fun toddler Christmas art!
While I know there are so many fun crafts out there to try this time of year, I am still mindful of the process when I plan Christmas Art for toddlers and preschoolers. Yes, we can be a bit crafty this time of year, but as you saw with our snowflake ornaments and our gingerbread ornaments, I still try to keep them as open-ended as possible. No two ever look alike. And so, when my co-teacher had her husband create stamps out of cookie tins, I was thrilled. Ah, fine motor! Nice, large movements involving the arm, wrist, hands and fingers. I knew our toddlers and preschoolers would love this, and they did!
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How to Make Toddler Christmas Art Using Cookie Tins
What you will need for this Toddler Christmas Art Activity:
Setting it up:
Pour paint into a container that is large enough for the cookie tin stamper.
We used a cookie sheet.
Place the paper on a table.
You are now ready to have fun with this Christmas art activity!
Easy for toddlers:
The block that is used as a handle makes it easy for those small hands to hold.
They simply lift the tin from the paint tray and press it onto the paper.
This uses the entire arm and shoulder, a great exercise for fine motor control.
Our favorite activity books for young children:
More Christmas activities for young children:
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