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Toddler Process Art

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.

Supplies: 

  • 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!

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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. 

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