Art with Babies, Art with Toddlers, Organization and Resources

Encouraging Layered Artworks with Little Artists

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Encouraging layered artworks for littles is a great way to: Expose your little artist to a variety of materials.Save paper (especially that spendy high quality watercolor paper).Facilitate the creation of a more “finished” looking product at… Continue reading Encouraging Layered Artworks with Little Artists

Art with Babies, Color Play, Organization and Resources, Paint Play, Painting Objects, Printmaking Play, Pure Process Play

Process Art Buffet

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Last week, several mamas on Instagram messaged me to ask some version of, “how do I keep my under four year old engaged with process art for more than 5 minutes?!” This “Art Buffet” allows your… Continue reading Process Art Buffet

Art with Babies, Collage Play, Contact Paper Play, Paint Play

Geometric Shape Contact Paper Play

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Contact paper is one our favorite tools to facilitate design play. It is such a fun, easy way to engage your 1+ year old with art. Loose parts can be modified to make this process fun… Continue reading Geometric Shape Contact Paper Play

Art with Babies, Paint Play

Delicious, Nutritious Edible Paint

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is a great way to differentiate for babies while big kid is using different art materials unsuitable for eating.I love snacktivities like this because it cuts my prep work in half: snack and activity, all… Continue reading Delicious, Nutritious Edible Paint

Art with Babies, Play Dough

Edible Play Dough

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is a great way to differentiate for babies while your big kids are playing with big kid play dough. My favorite edible dough has just two ingredients: equal parts nut or seed butter and powdered… Continue reading Edible Play Dough

Art with Babies, Color Play, Crafts, Drawing Play

Crayonsicles and Crayonspheres

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. I’ve been trying to find new ways to engage my baby artist, age 13 months, in mark making. Changing the form of the crayon has been a fun new thing for her to explore. And my… Continue reading Crayonsicles and Crayonspheres

Art with Babies, Paint Play

Taste Safe Watercolor Painting

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Usually, we do wet on wet watercolor painting with proper diluted watercolors, but since baby sister has joined in we’ve temporarily switched to taste safe paints. You can make this paint at home with two ingredients:… Continue reading Taste Safe Watercolor Painting

Art with Babies

Baby’s First Sensory Tray

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Sensory play trays are great for ages 6months-6 years. Older kids will surely enjoy playing if there is a pretend element thrown in, like small world toys. This play tray is perfect for the youngest little… Continue reading Baby’s First Sensory Tray

Art with Babies

DIY Baby Sensory Bottles

You don’t have to wait until Baby is big enough to safely handle small objects to start exploring them. Reuse small plastic water bottles by filling them with interesting colors, sounds and textures to engage Baby’s senses and help them learn about our world. This DIY baby sensory set up has been hours of fun… Continue reading DIY Baby Sensory Bottles