We’re moving through the alphabet at our house, and we like to put together a collection of art and craft ideas for each letter. As my toddler gets older (he’s almost 2 1/2), I like to find crafts and art projects that he can do as well. This is a simple but fun set of crafts for toddlers and preschoolers… all featuring the letter G.
Simple Letter G Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
As we do our letter projects, I try to include a mixture of crafts and process art. This letter G collection is heavy on the craft side… with not a whole lot of room for creativity. However, I’m trying to achieve a balance with the rest of our alphabet crafts, and I also find that there’s something calming and peaceful about simple crafting. My kids all enjoyed making these.
G is for Giraffe
I just love my Four’s G is for Giraffe craft, and he was so proud of it! I printed a block letter G on yellow construction paper and cut it out. I also drew and cut out the head. Then my Four got to work finding orange buttons in our button stash (tip: buy a set of craft buttons if you don’t sew. Not too expensive and oh-so-useful!).
I showed him how to draw a nose and mouth. He was able to do this on his own and add horns and legs. Love those legs! This would be an easy toddler craft as long as you help apply the glue. We found that tacky glue worked better than school glue for this project.
Get your own letter G pattern here: Large Letter G
Sticker Gumball Craft
This craft was perfect for my Two. I printed this gumball machine and gave him a set of round office stickers. He was able to pull off the stickers himself and fill the machine with gumballs. Your toddler may need you to hand him the stickers. Get the gumball machine printable for free at Pre-K pages.
Garbage Truck Craft
I fell in love with this craft the minute I saw it on Pinterest. I printed this garbage truck clip art (get it here: Garbage truck pattern), and my Four stuck garbage all around it. This was perfect for him, as he is our resident packrat and knows just where to find scraps and little bits of garbage. This would be an excellent toddler craft, too — especially because we didn’t need glue. Want to know how we made the garbage stick? Go read about this brilliant garbage truck craft at Craftulate.
Multi-Media Giraffe Craft
I saw a piece of wall art like this at Etsy, and we improvised to make our own with paper, buttons, and spare ribbon from the craft drawer. I prepared the pieces, and my Seven did all the work of putting it together. Obviously this is more suited to toddlers and preschoolers, but she was home and wanted to give it a try. 😉
My Four and Five each dipped milk cap lids into purple paint and created these bunches of grapes. Super simple!
G is for Garden
I printed a letter G (get it HERE) on blue cardstock. My Two and Four loved creating flower gardens on their letter G’s using some inexpensive stickers. You can see our flower garden inspiration over at Teaching Little Ones at Home.
G is for Goat
My three oldest kids created these goats over a year ago when I did a Letter of the Week craft series at Crystal and Company. My mom created the original design, and I prepared the pieces and patterns. Get the free pattern at Crystal and Company.
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