30 Larder Crafts for Toddlers

In need of some inspiration for your next craft activity with your toddler? Just look in your pantry and try out some of these larder crafts!Craftulate: 30 Larder Crafts for Toddlers

Here’s a list of suggestions (from this blog and also from some of my favourites) for crafts using ingredients from the pantry:

CEREAL
Cheerios Play Placemat from Repeat Crafter Me
Cereal Bracelet Craft from No Time for Flash Cards
Froot Loops Rainbow from Frugal and Fun Mom

CORN SYRUP
Homemade Bubbles
Corn Syrup Painting from Eighteen25

CORNMEAL
Cornmeal Sensory Bin

30 Larder Crafts

CORNSTARCH
Indoor Snow
Homemade Edible Paint

DRIED BEANS
Bean Bag Tutorial and Games

FOOD DYE*
Coloured Bubbles from Art is Basic
* There are lots more ideas for using food dye already listed here under different categories – it is very useful stuff!

JELLO
Jello Sensory Bin from Learn Play Imagine
Jello Play Dough 
Jello Pudding Paint
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PASTA
Coloring Pasta and Making Necklaces from Makes and Takes
Spaghetti Printing from The Imagination Tree
Sensory Play with Spaghetti

PLAIN FLOUR
Homemade Play Dough
Papier Mache Bowls from Busy Bee Kids Crafts
Glitter Play Dough

RICE
Rice Sensory Box and Rice Art from Mommy Labs
Glowing Rainbow Rice from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Coloured Rice

30 Larder Crafts

SALT
6 Things to Do with Salt and Kids from Making Boys Men
Salt Dough Ornaments 
Rainbow Salt Tray from Learning 4 Kids

SELF-RISING FLOUR
Microwave Puffy Paint

30 Larder Crafts

VEGETABLE OIL
Construction Paper Suncatchers from Playground Hunt
Cloud Dough from Tinkerlab

VINEGAR (and BAKING SODA)
Science Experiment 

And here are 2 bonus suggestions of crafts using items from the fridge:

MILK
Magic Milk

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YOGURT
Yogurt Finger Painting from No Time for Flash Cards

 

5 Responses

  1. Allison says:

    What a great post full of fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing our Jello Sensory Bin. :)

  2. Marcia says:

    Thanks for sharing my link! I had to stop for a minute to figure out what “larder” meant!

  3. These ideas will come in handy during spring break. Off to pin this post. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for featuring us

  5. Great list…love all the ideas. (Momma’s Fun World)

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