5 Summer Holiday Craft Activities for Toddlers That Will Keep Them Engaged and Learning!

Toddlers love to create! But what if you don’t have any art supplies? No problem!

These 5 creative activities will keep your toddler engaged and learning over the remainder of the holidays.

1. Help Them Invent an Instrument

While you’re at home over the holidays and taking a break from Mini Maestros classes, there is no need to take a break from music! Inventing an instrument is a great way for children to express their creativity, and it’s also a lot of fun! All you need are some jars, beans, rice or pots and pans or any other household items you don’t mind experimenting with, and you’re good to go. What sounds does your instrument make? How many different ways can you play your instrument – can you tap it, shake it, roll it? Can you play it loud and then quiet? Just be sure to supervise your little one closely, as jars of anything can be messy if the lids come off.

2. Set Up a Paper Train

All aboard the paper train! This easy craft activity is perfect for toddlers and can be done with just a few supplies. First, gather some construction paper, scissors, and tape. Then, cut out several small rectangles from the construction paper – these will be your train cars. To assemble the train, simply tape the rectangles together in a line. You can decorate the train cars however you like, using markers or crayons. Once your train is complete, let your toddler play with it or use it as decoration in their room.

3. Make Some Puppets

Why not try making some puppets! All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue, and you can let your toddler’s imagination run wild. Help them cut out shapes for the puppet’s body and clothes, then let them glue everything together. Once they’re finished, they can put on a puppet show for the whole family!

4. Build A Tower with Cardboard Boxes

Try building a tower out of cardboard boxes! This activity is great for promoting fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and it’s also a lot of fun. Simply gather some cardboard boxes of various sizes, stack them up, and let your toddler go to town.

5. Make a Nature Collage

Go out in the garden to explore.  Collect some leaves, flowers and twigs. Talk about their colours, shapes, patterns and textures with your child. Arrange your collected natural materials on thick paper then glue them down to create your collage.


Crafting with your child is a great way to encourage their creativity, develop fine motor skills, and foster positive relationships. Feel free to send us a photo of any of your creations through the Mini Maestros App for us to share on our social channels. Happy creating!