Babies can do some forms of art - even at as young as nine months of age. Just keep the...
Babies can do some forms of art - even at as young as nine months of age. Just keep the following tips in mind.
- Keep it simple - i.e paints and paper, not glitter, stickers, crayons and more.
- Always anticipate a mess! Spread out old sheets or plastic mats to protect the area.
- Keep it non-toxic. Even at nine months your baby may still assume an art project is a tasty treat. Use only child-safe, non-toxic art supplies.
- Sign up for an art class. Look in your local family newspapers or contact your local community center for art class ideas. Baby and toddler art classes rule, mainly because you don't have to think up ideas, gather supplies, or clean up a mess.
- Move your art projects outside. An empty plastic swimming pool is good for painting in and sidewalk chalk is always fun.
- Use baby art as a gift. My favorite photo of my friend's daughter is one where she was about one years old and doing a hand painting. The picture is adorable and would make a great gift framed. Another idea is to make a baby hand or footprint painting.
- See many more cool baby art project ideas.