Process Art for Toddlers — Painting with Kitchen Utensils

What is process art?  Exactly what it sounds like — it’s all about the PROCESS of making the art, rather than the final product.  This is perfect for toddlers, since it allows them to experience the sensorial element of art without the expectation of creating something recognizable. We’ve been experimenting with painting using instruments other […]

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Art for Toddlers — Watercolor Painting

It’s important to have art materials readily available for your child — something that I have always struggled with because I HATE MESS!!!  However, if you simply accept the fact that mess is going to happen and teach your child to clean it up by herself, it’s a lot less stressful! L loves to paint, […]

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Art for Toddlers — Scissor Cutting

Remember how I was hesitant to offer L a glue stick?  Well, then I gave her SCISSORS!  I know, crazy mama over here.  But if you teach your child the right way to use things, they won’t experiment and cut off all their hair [hopefully]. To set up this work, I put a pair of […]

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Art for Toddlers — Gluing

I’ll admit it, I was hesitant to set L loose with a glue stick.  Then I remembered that I did it in the classroom all the time when I was teaching, so why couldn’t I do it with my own child?   L always likes looking at the grocery store ads that come in the […]

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