7 Arts and Crafts Bin Must-Haves for Your Toddler
So, you say you want to stock your child’s arts and crafts bin. Your pint-sized Picasso is all about finger painting and creating crazy little crayon-scapes — and he’s only one year old! There’s absolutely no need to wait until your kiddo can add, subtract and learn his ABCs before introducing him to the wide (and wild) world of art. Before you get lost in the super-stacked aisles of your local craft store, check out these artsy items that you need in your kid’s craft bin!
1. Crayons: Well, duh. So you already know that crayons are “the” art bin staple. When you go to buy a box, you’ll notice the impressive array of crayons available. Rule out oil pastels or any other oil-based crayon. These are typically made for kids who are ages three and up, making them not appropriate (or safe) for younger children. Chunky or chubby crayons are easier for your child to grip. That said, a variety of widths gives your young artist the chance to grip and grab in different ways, building fine motor skills.