Try these simple baby arts and crafts ideas with your little one! Let’s get a little messy and make memories.
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Why wait until toddlerhood to start creating art with your little one?
Babies are curious and ready to explore the wide world of arts and crafts!
Long before your baby can talk, his mind is working hard processing sensory input, imagining, and discovering the world around him.
Baby arts and crafts is a great way to support all that development!
Making art with your baby engages so many senses and helps build visual-spatial skills.
The process of creating and playing through art will also boost your baby’s confidence and ability to problem solve.
However, the best part of making art with your little one is the memories you’ll make together.
Creating together as a team is a wonderful way to build your relationship with your baby.
It’s never too early to start!
At the end of this post, I’ll give you a few simple tips you can use to make any arts and crafts activity more baby-friendly.
The sky is the limit! What will you create with your baby today?
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Tips to Make any Art Project Baby Friendly
Did you know you can adapt almost any arts and crafts project to suit your baby?
With a little bit of creative thinking, you can turn an idea into loads of fun for your baby.
Next time you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to baby art ideas, use these simple switches.
You’ll be ready for arts and crafts time with your baby!
- Make it bigger! Obviously, babies are more suited to gross motor skills and haven’t developed the muscles or coordination needed for more intricate art projects. Easy fix! Instead of small paintbrushes, use oversized sponges. Swap small art paper for a big roll of craft paper. Supersize your art!
- Keep it down low. With arts and crafts projects meant for older children, most babies will have a hard time accessing the materials. Those little arms can only reach so far! Instead, move the project down to the floor. Lay down a protective layer of newspaper underneath, or even take it outside! Watch while baby paints with his hands and toes. Nothing is off limits!
- Swap paint for edible options. You can use edible paint instead of toxic paint if you’re worried your baby will try to sneak a taste. Try this: Mix food coloring into plain yogurt for instant DIY edible finger paint!
- Enjoy the process! Making arts and crafts with your baby isn’t about creating stunning masterpieces. Don’t stress, and keep it simple. The real masterpiece is watching your baby explore, develop curiosity, and have fun with hands-on art projects!
Do you love making art with your baby? Try these 40+ Big Fun Art Projects for Kids. Use the tips above to adapt these ideas for your baby!
What are your best ways to explore baby arts and crafts? Does your little one have a favorite art project?
Share your ideas with us in the comments below!