Hello, friends, and welcome to our second installment of Toddler Art Tuesdays! If you missed last week’s introductory post, I am teaming up with Lindsay from You are the Roots to bring you a fun post all about art activities for toddlers every Tuesday for the entire month of April. This month’s theme…fingerpaint!
Here at the Twodaloo house, we LOVE fingerpaint. We love the bright colors and the way they swirl together and mix to create new shades. We love the way it feels squishing between our fingers, toes, and sometimes even on our tummies. This week we decided to take our fingerpaint outdoors into the gorgeous spring weather and use it to decorate the perfect giant canvas…an oversized cardboard box!
The twins knew exactly what to do the moment I put the tray of paints in colorful bowls down on the green grass. They immediately began scooping up handfuls of paint and spreading it joyfully all over the box. As you can see above, it did take a little convincing to get Miss Priss to give up her purse for art time 😉
As usual, Will went for the full-body experience. Except this time he didn’t stop at his own body. He had to get mine, too!
After adding all the fingerpaint we had to the box, the twins found our sidewalk chalk and began scribbling on the box around and through the paint. They discovered that if they got too much paint on the chalk it would stop working, but they could get it going again by rubbing it in the grass. They also experimented with natural items by trying to paint with flowers, sticks, and leaves from the yard with varying results.
After the box was decorated to their satisfaction, the twins decided that it made the perfect cave for two baby bears, and eventually convinced Mama bear to put the camera down and give it a try, too. All in all, it was a fun afternoon for everyone!
We have used fingerpaint for lots of fun activities lately. Here is a picture from my instagram feed of painting on a paper-covered table with fingerpaint and tiny potatoes. Although this activity hasn’t quite made it to the blog yet, here are a few more of our activities that have and their corresponding posts:
Also on our fingerpainting “bucket list” for this spring is using fingerpaint on bubble wrap, mirrors, our light table, and windows. Things are going to get quite messy around here!
Just in case you needed more inspiration to get painting, I compiled a few more ideas from fabulous kid bloggers:
Doesn’t this look fun? This mom let her little boy paint on a mega-scale…she said it turned into a fingerpaint slip-n-slide!
Here are a few more activities to get your wheels turning…
Looking for some toddler-friendly fingerpaint recipes? We’ve got you covered!
That’s it for this week’s installment of Toddler Art Tuesdays. Next week we will be sharing all about suncatchers…I can’t wait! Now, hop on over to You are the Roots and see what Lindsay has cooked up for you- she always does the best activities with her little guy!
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