Painting ideas for babies ad toddlers

Painted ladybird stones

My youngest made these at school (he's aged 5). They used acrylic paints and then were varnished. They can then go outside to decorate your…

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Paper plate jelly fish

Lots of jelly fish around at the moment. Try making this jelly fish from half a paper plate, some brightly coloured strips of paper and…

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Colour mixing

I left my eldest with just primary colours (yellow, blue, red) to experiment with. Which colours can you make Sammy?

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Balloon printing

Half inflate balloons, dip in paint and use for printing. It gives a lovely effect. Warning: will be messy!      

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Blossom printing picture

I painted the branches and the children printed the pink blossom. Simply created by the underneath of a plastic drinks bottle dipped in pink paint

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Easter egg rolling

This was a disaster! I have done something similar with marbles to create a lovely firework picture, so I thought I would try with polystyrene…

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Bubble painting

Only do this with children who know the difference between sucking and blowing! You need to experiment a little with the texture of the paint,…

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Handprint dinosaur painting

I just prepared a dinosaur template made out of thick card. The children drew round using felt pen, then used handprints to make┬ástegosaurus dinosaur (Rowan…

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