Babies are too small for most art projects. I have known some babies under a year who do well with...
Babies are too small for most art projects. I have known some babies under a year who do well with those think chunky crayons or finger paints, but mostly, babies ignore art projects. Once your baby turns one years old, it's a whole other ball game. Try some of these art activities:
- Non-toxic finger paints - feet prints are fun too.
- Big crayons.
- Clay and play-dough.
- Taping colored shredded paper together.
- Gluing colored cotton puffs to paper - you do the glue part.
- If you have a very coordinated baby, you can start teaching her to string chunky big beads onto thick string.
- Your baby holding the glue.
- Markers - I don't care if they're washable, unless you want your baby covered in ink, don't go there.
- Small items like glitter, tiny buttons, and anything else your baby might like to eat.
- Scissors - babies (even at a year are too young).
- Toxic paints and other items - make sure each item you buy is non-toxic.
- Coloring books - babies are to young, so coloring books aren't the best thing to spend money on. Buy plain white and plain colored paper instead.