Toddlers have fumbly fingers and sometimes finding the right brush for them to paint with can be a pain. They can also be expensive. So grab a pastry brush and some paint because pastry brushes make GREAT toddler paint brushes. This simple painting for toddlers activity will be a hit for sure.
- Gather your materials. Paper, paint and a brush is all you need. I am using a pastry brush because really little hands have a hard time with a thin paintbrush and they are less expensive than toddler brushes from an art supply store. I got this one at a dollar store for 99 cents!
- Add one color at a time and let your child have fun mixing colors. I only did 2 colors because at 14 months long activities are tedious, so I kept it short. If your child is older plan on using 3 or 4 colors!
- Make sure to display this masterpiece where your child can show off their art!
Over the Irish Sea
When I was 1 I sucked my thumb
and then I went to sea
I climbed aboard a pirate ship
and the captain said to me
“Let’s go this way , and that way.
backwards and forwards,
over the Irish sea!”
* Continue counting with rhyming words like 2 and shoe, 3 and knee etc…
All these books are themed around famous painters and their masterpieces! ” Painting with Picasso” is a board book and great for fumbly toddler fingers. The other two are beautiful and are wonderful for preschoolers all the way up!
“Museum ABCs” by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
” Painting with Picasso” by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober