What you will need to make art with Tiny Tots
- Squeezy bottles of poster paint.
- A wipe clean surface – old tray, high chair are ideal as the mess is contained within a small area
- Coverall for Child
How the fun happens
We did this in the high chair but you could use an area that have for messy play that you have at home. Using 2 different colours initially (plus white if you want) squeeze a small amount of each colour on to the surface and stand back and watch.
The colours merge together as your child swirls them around on the tray, if like me you have a toddler you can comment about the colours that they create as they mix the colours together. Today’s experiment was with Blue, Red and white – so we talked about purple, pink, blues of different shades and tones and asking for more of a named colour as well.
For about 30 mins (now that is long time on one activity in the high chair for J) we mixed the colours added more, he experimented with the different texture on his hands and then as he started to become bored to preserve his creation I placed a piece of paper on the high chair tray and printed his swirls onto it. We looked at the art work and he told me “Butterfly”.