I was feeling arty and inspired today so Miss M and I did some simple painting activities together. You've probably seen them elsewhere before, I'm certainly not claiming them as new ideas - just wanted to share what we've been up to.
I love this first one because it is literally NO MESS! Simply put a piece of paper into a tub, squirt a few blobs of paint, place a small ball inside, put the lid on and ask your toddler to shake it all around! (Tip: marbles would probably work better - but we just used what we had - a plastic golf ball).
Miss M and I were both too curious to see what was happening inside the box that we took the lid off and rolled it around a bit more. "Wowee!" she says :)
The next idea is called Tape Resist Painting. All you need to do is grab some painters tape (because it will remove much easier) and stick it all over a large sheet of paper. Miss M loves painting with her hands so that's what we did. Even when I try and give her the bush, she starts painting her own hands lol!
When the paint is dry, carefully remove the painters tape. Magic to a toddler's eyes!
See some of my other painting ideas here
- Zip Lock Bag Painting (a guest post I wrote for my friend at Sarah Tamblyn Designs)
- Homemade Wrapping Paper (guest post written by Sarah Tamblyn for teacher types)
- Tiny Handprints, Footprints & Fingerprints (one of my older posts)
Well, thanks for stopping by. It's been a wonderful Saturday to have some blogging time :)