This is a collection of 10 painting activities for toddlers that Little Bee has completed over the last year. All of these art projects encourage a child to use their fine motor hand muscles. Developing these muscles at a young age, help the toddler with writing skills when they are older. Plus, these art activities include a sensorial experience which helps the child connect hand movements with brain development. To learn more about each activity, please click on the link above each photo to visit the art project. Enjoy!
I love the look of concentration on Little Bee’s face as he paints each section of the pine cone. He took this painting work very seriously. Take note of his hold on the paintbrush as he paints. He is learning how to hold an instrument with one hand while directing its movement.
This was a wonderful art project where Little Bee was able to go wild with the red paint and then remove the tape to see the finished flag canvas art. Please visit ~ Kid Painted Flag Canvas Art for more details.
This was a fun art project that both Little Bee and I worked on together. I drew the faces and hair on the wooden peg people and Little Bee glued the goggly eyes on. Then he finger painted the clothes onto each doll. After that, he enjoyed playing with his little people that he helped create.
With art projects, its fun to use various tools for painting. I created a flower stamp out of pipe cleaners and then Little Bee used it to create a unique Mother’s Day Card for each grandmother. Please visit ~ Flower Art for Toddlers for more details.
This finger painting the sun activity was part of a bigger “Earth Day” sensory project. Please visit ~ Sensory Play for Earth Day to learn more!
This is a fantastic sensory art experience using Valentine candy hearts and ice to create color on a white surface. Please visit ~ 10 Valentine Tot Trays.
This beautiful bubble wrap snow glitter was part of a winter window art scene. Visit ~ Winter Sensory Sticky Play.
I cut the shape of a cross out and presented it to Little Bee along with a variety of colors. He dumped several colors (finger paints) onto the surface of the cross and then swirled them together. We hung the painted cross above our Montessori Inspired Christian Easter Shelves.
This is a painting activity that we did as a family for the “New Year” fireworks. These painted fireworks are also wonderful for 4th of July. Please visit ~ 6 Firework Art Trays for more painting fun!
Painting seashells was fun work for Little Bee while observing the details of each seashell. This art project was in preparation for a visit to the beach. Little Bee and I created an entire ocean art scene on a paper plate. Visit ~ Sensory Play Ocean Art for Kids to learn more!
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