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!
Pine Cone Apple Art - Painting Pine Cones
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.
Kid Painted Flag Canvas Art - Painting with Tape Removal
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. You can adapt this painting activity for toddlers at home. It will be a good option to show the flag of their country.
Wooden Peg People Finger Painting
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.
Flower Stamped Mother's Day Card
One of the benefits of painting for toddlers is that they will be able to develop their artistic side. For this activity, 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.
Finger Painting the Sun
This is a fun painting idea. Little Bee enjoyed it very much. This finger painting the sun activity was part of a bigger "Earth Day" sensory project and will be very welcome at home.
Valentine Heart Melt Ice Painting
This is a fantastic sensory art experience using Valentine candy hearts and ice to create color on a white surface.
Circle Brush and Bubble Wrap Snow Glitter
This beautiful bubble wrap snow glitter was part of a winter window art scene. It is a good idea to teach about the seasons and do it on the day winter begins.
Easter Cross - Finger Painting
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.
Circle Brush Firework Art
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.
Ocean Art - Painting Seashells
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.
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We love painting and the house and we need to try some of these. Thanks for sharing!
What a fun collection of activities! You two have so much fun together.
Elaine Goh says
It’s like you heard me! You have pinecones in your first picture, and seriously this past week I was kicking myself for throwing all of our pinecones away weeks ago and now I don’t have any to paint. I had wanted to paint a pineapple pinecone with Z because he’s so in love with pineapples now. I’m glad you gave me some other ideas though since I don’t know how long it will take me to go out hunting for more pinecones 🙂
These painting activities look like so much fun! I especially love the pinecones and flag.
My favourite is the circle brush coz it really looks like fireworks! Should look for something like that in the store 😀
Lou Lou Girls says
Fun! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls