Toddler Process Art
I decided to my next set of pieces would be a collaboration...with my toddler. What could go wrong here? Example number: make sure you buy washable paint markers. Luckily our coffee table is not a la Pottery Barn. I look at it as adding character. I bought a few small canvases and let my son have at it. He declared every marker was "lello" and sneakily added some graffiti to our coffee table when I wasn't looking. Or even when I was looking...staring at me like "Yeah I did that, now what are you doing to do?" If you are interested in doing a similar project with your toddler below is list of steps.
- Small canvases
- Washable paint makers
- Acrylic paint
- Art supplies for mom
- A surface you don't mind getting dirty or a covered surface at toddler level
Step 1: Cover your surface...or not
Step 2: Lay out your canvases and markers. I used paint marker so I could modify a bit by adding water.
Step 3: Leave them out 24/7 so your toddler can spend 30 seconds a day adding just right amount of scribbling while also coloring all over the table and themselves.
Step 4: After toddler goes to bed, add your creative scribbles. I added paint, colored pencil and charcoal.
Step 5: Repeat until complete!
This is a super simple project to do with your toddler and it doesn't require them to sit and make. I honestly left my canvases out for a week on our coffee table. We constantly have art supplies out so it didn't bother me too much to have them laying around for awhile. I know have one of the pieces in my office. It is a sweet reminder of my son.