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Good Crafts for 3-Year-Olds

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List RulesArts and crafts ideas that are appropriate for three year olds and fun to do!

The age of three is so much fun! Kids are learning colors and numbers and easy motor skills. Because of all these "new things" they're getting into, you'll want to make sure that you keep them busy with lots of activities and crafts. This list of good crafts for 3 year olds is full of colorful and creative ideas!

There are tons of craft ideas for three year olds that are not only fun, but also educational, and super easy for both you and your child! From painting with dot paint and potatoes, to crushing up old sidewalk chalk to make new art, your three year old will love the arts and crafts on this list. 

Crafts are a fun way to keep those little 3 year old hands busy. These art projects are also great educational opportunities. Learn about how a rainbow is formed as you build a rainbow mobile or create a homemade bird feeder while also talking about the different birds that live in your neighborhood. These crafts are full of opportunities to teach your three year old about the world around them.

So it's time to get creative! Check out this list of good crafts for 3 year olds and upvote the ones that are the most fun and create the most smiles!
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    Pot Painting

    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Make your garden even more colorful with this pot painting craft from EDventures with Kids. Just "pour" acrylic paint over the bottom of a terracotta or clay pot and let it dry.
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    Felt Alphabet Letter Craft

    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Hassle Free Housewife has a ton of ideas for alphabet crafts to make learning the alphabet fun with felt! "D" for dog and "C" for caterpillar lessons have never been more fun!
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    Button Heart

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    All you need are a bunch of buttons and some glue for this craft - from Carrie Elle - to create this sweet craft that can be displayed all year long.
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    Play-Doh Caterpillars

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    This craft from Wikitalks is great because kids learn how to sculpt shapes out of Play-Doh, while also learning to assemble all the various parts that make up a caterpillar.
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