Do you ever feel like painting can be monotonous with toddlers? Giant blobs here, tiny scribbles there. Young children get bored easily with the same old paintbrushes and the same old pictures. Change up your painting this fall with by adding some texture and creativity to your children’s masterpieces.
• Small or Medium Sized Pumpkin
• Craft Sticks
1. Pumpkin Bowl:
Cut your pumpkin in half and let the little ones help you scrape out all the stringy insides. Take off the stem and you can use both halves as paint bowls. It’s a great way to spruce up a painting activity at your child’s Halloween party, especially if you use lots of blacks, oranges, and purples.
2. Pumpkin Painting:
Get more creative with the pumpkins by chopping them up even further. You can cut up pumpkin pieces into little shapes for stamps and add a craft stick as a handle. Or you can even let the kids paint with the pumpkin stem as a paintbrush!
3. Apple Stamps:
Cut the apples in half and insert a craft stick on the skin side as a handle. Now let your little ones create their own painted apple trees with real apples! Use markers or paintbrushes to add stems and leaves.
Reference: Whitney adapted this project she used to do as a child, courtesy of her mother, into a fun project for nannies to do with kids. Don't forget to check out Whitney's personal blog at http://thenaptimenook.com/