Tips for Painting with Infants
- pieces of construction paper (I gather about 6 pieces)
- masking tape
- newspaper or large sheets of butcher paper or packing paper
- high chair and tray or other solid work surface
- dampened paper towels, washable towel or baby wipes
5) Squeeze a teaspoon to a tablespoon of paint onto the paper. Babies do not always understand the idea of dipping their fingers into a container of paint and then transferring the paint to the paper. If the paint is in a container, playing with it may become a sensory activity on its own!
9) You can let the paintings dry by simply using a piece of masking tape to secure the painting to a window until dry. (Any stray paint that gets on the glass will clean right off.) Then hang the painting up on the refrigerator, or attach a label to mark the milestone.
I also included a small photo of the painting experience in a plastic magnetic frame. Then long distance family can see the fun experience too. Painting is a great way for baby to play and learn. It is an outlet for children’s creative energy and allows for a lot of language exposure and interaction.
Enjoy your time at home!