This is a great day crafts for our youngest children. The colors, the shapes, the patterns, and the colors of the wreaths and ornaments are all part of a day the whole family will appreciate.
It’s not just the colors that are appealing to 2-year-olds, it’s the sheer variety of little shapes that they pick from. The shapes are all completely unique, so there’s always one that they can create that will be something that they can’t find anywhere else. For example, these wreath shapes are called “mascot wreaths.” The mascot is a little guy that looks like a squirrel, but the wreath is shaped like a moustache.
The mascot wreath is just one example of a new type of craft that 2-year-olds are making in the home. We use this as an example of how much creativity our kids are really capable of. We also have found that each family has their own taste in which craft to use, so this can also be pretty fun for moms and dads.
Of course, that’s not to say that we recommend these craft supplies to everyone. Just because a 2-year-old’s creativity is good at something doesn’t mean that he should get credit for it. It’s up to you to decide if you want to give him credit for his skills or not. For example, if you think these wreath shapes are cute, you could try making a wreath for yourself that isn’t shaped like a mustache.
When it comes to crafts these days, a good rule of thumb is to never be the crafty parent and make the crafty child. When you make crafts for your kids, you are teaching them to do things on their own and making sure that they are doing them right. The only way to ensure that your kids are doing things right is to make sure you are encouraging them to do things right. They shouldnt be doing things wrong.
At 2 years old, toddlers are learning to be independent. They are learning to take care of their own minds and bodies and to make their own decisions. As a parent, you can encourage this behavior by giving your young one a list of crafty activities they can do without supervision. They should not be doing crafts that are against their will. They should be getting crafty with their hands.
I also think that encouraging them to make the right choices at 2 years old is a great way to build a strong foundation for that decision to happen at a later age. There are some crafts that are not a good idea for a toddler to do because they might hurt themselves. But in general, they should be doing things that are not going against their will.
If you think about it, most of life’s decisions are made for the sake of the next action. If you want to go to work, you will not do it unless you first decide on a plan to accomplish your goal. You might even have to be very creative to think up a plan, because you don’t know the outcome until you’re actually doing it.
Like many things in life, it’s easy to get stuck in the “now”. You know what you want to do, you just don’t know how to do it. The only way to learn is by doing it. So, my recommendation for young children is to start doing the things they want to do and see where they get stuck.
One of my oldest friends has a little girl named Olivia who wants to be a princess. She wants to dress in royal outfits, ride on ponies, and be a princess. I asked him if he thinks she is a princess and he said no. But if she does get a princess dress, he says he would like it to be white. That’s a pretty good example of a kid getting stuck in the now, because there is no plan to get there.