You know what’s great about doing art with your kids? You don’t have to know anything about art and you’re still going to be awesome.
I remember doing lots of artsy stuff growing up along with sports so it was only natural for me to do the same with Claire as she grows up. Remember this day when we made edible paint?
Well, we’re stepping things up a bit now going to store-bought finger paints and non-toxic brush paint. Claire loves doing this stuff. I would suggest you start doing art projects with your kids as soon as they are able to hold artsy stuff. And that time is really early on.
This is one of my favorite websites when I’m looking for inspiration: Learn Play Imagine. Tons of ideas, recipes and how to go about doing art with your kids, great read!
So we decided to start doing a project for Valentine’s Day. We went to the craft store and bought finger paints and tempera paint safe for kids.
Keep in mind if your kid is under 2.5 or 3, they don’t really care or understand, or care to understand why staying within the lines or boundaries of an art project is good. Just roll with it. To them it’s just a way to play with dirty stuff and make a fun colorful mess.
We’re waiting for some of the art projects to dry before I show you but here’s a picture of us getting started with it the other day. You can see the finger paints (small little containers) and the tempera paint in the tall bottles.
Needless to say, things got really messy so I couldn’t really take a picture after but I’ll do better next time so I can show you. But you can start doing arts with your kid today. No need to wait for me, check out that blog I linked above for more inspiration.
It can take you as little as 30 minutes to do something amazing for your kid; yes, a sheet of paper with their finger painting is amazing to them. At most, you’ll use up about three hours of quality time with your little one. #thismatters