Friday, July 6, 2012

Painting With Toddlers

We have been doing some painting recently.  Adeline really enjoys painting.  I think one reason she enjoys it is that it is easier then coloring.  To color with crayons she has to apply more pressure to receive color, painting give a easy quick color.

When painting with young child:

1.  always dress them is old clothing

2.  provide different textures to paint on  

3.  use washable paint

4.  use thick paintbrushes -- This is less frustrating.

5.  have a paintbrush for each color if possible  

6.  lay paper down on table and floor

7.  have wipes handy for messy fingers

 I like to provide simple pictures to paint and color.

Painting on foil.

Painting on bubble wrap.

Painting on a cardboard box.

Painting with young children can be a bit challenging at times but with a little planning everyone can have fun.


  1. what a great post! These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Goblin loves painting but prefers his hands to paint brushes. I love your 7 top tips

  3. Painting is always so much fun!! You shared some great tips! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  4. Some great tips here.

    I would love for you to link up at the Empty Your Archive party which has fun painting ideas as one of it's themes this week - Alice @ Mums Make Lists x


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