We’ve done a few crafts this way and I’ve found they work really well for toddlers. It requires simple shape matching and gluing.
First I cut out the pieces and traced the shapes into the desired shape on construction paper. In this case it was 3 circles (though hearts would probably make them look more like clovers… didn’t think about that until it was already done!) I did not trace the stem of the clover; we just added that last.
J helps match the shape cut-outs to the traced shapes on the paper. Using a Q-tip, he glues the shape in place.
This is J’s final product.
J has also made a flower and a sun using this same process (I’ll post those pictures later). I have planned some pictures where he has to match multiple shapes in one activity.
Age attempted: this particular one was at 23 months, the flower and sun were done around 19 months
Teachable Moments: I emphasize the shapes in the project, how to use glue (he uses the Q-tip to place a dab of glue inside the shapes)
Try Again? Similar activities, yes