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Here are 101 Story Time crafts that are age-appropriate, easily adapted, food-free, washable, easy to prep, non-toxic, non-choking hazard, crafts that are not overly messy and cost very little! I have listed theme and book suggestions as well!
Note: Some of these crafts contain googly eyes or small pieces of pipe cleaner, which are a potential choking hazard. These are easily replaced with stickers, paper cutouts or can be drawn in with markers. Coffee filter crafts can be decorated at Story Time and spritzed with water at home OR you can add a movement activity where you fan the filter up and down for a few minutes – they usually dry very quickly this way!
Paper Plate Rocking Birds
Paper Plate Duck Pond
Origami Dalmatian – Instead of paint try using fingerprints for the spots.
Fork Print Porcupine
Origami Jumping Frogs
Paper Plate Lion Mask
Paper Plate Do-a-Dot Rainbow Snake
Washi Tape Penguin
Egg Carton Spring Sheep Print
Kangaroo Pouch Lacing
TP Roll Owls
Dinosaur Cut Out with TP Roll Legs
Paper Towel Roll Giraffe
Cat Collage from Magazine Pictures – This could easily be used for ANY theme!
Food (that isn’t made of food):
Celebrations and Holidays:
Ground Hog Pop-Up Cup
Halloween Ghost Pop-Up-Cup
Construction Paper Jack-o-Lantern
Valentine Tissue Paper Sun Catcher
TP Roll Heart Stamping
Valentine Heart Wreath
Coffee Filter Turkey
Paper Plate Witch
ABCs & 123s
Other Fun Stuff: