It’s Toddler Tuesday!! Today I’m sharing 3 easy ways to paint with toddlers. Most toddlers love to be messy or to create a mess. These activities are perfect for them because they get to be creative and slightly messy, but it’s very easy clean-up.
A mess-free way to paint is to put paint in a gallon-sized ziploc bag, tape it to a window and let them squish the paint around. Wes liked this! He could mix colors together, use his finger to make designs and it was a fun sensory activity. Look at those eyes of discovery…
He was pretty focused on the blue tape and wanted to pull it down the whole time, so next time I’ll try clear tape. 🙂
The next way is using finger paint. To jazz it up, we made stripes with tape in honor of Cat in the Hat for Dr. Seuss week. It was easy to make stripes, but you could be fancy and make a neat design. Then have your toddler use finger paint and paint over the whole paper. Let the paint dry, then pull the tape off. I made the stripes long enough to stick to the tablecloth so it wouldn’t slide around.
“Look, mom–there’s a dot!” My oldest loves these and enjoys making dots on alphabet sheets.
So there you have it- 3 easy ways to paint with toddlers! Clean up is very easy if you have a tablecloth on the table or ground. You just wipe it up and wash their hands. I’d say the not so easy part is taking pictures of toddlers painting!
Happy Day to you all!