Even 1-year-olds can have fun exploring art !
Art is such an important part of your child's development, but we know it can be hard to find age appropriate art ideas for one-year olds. Here is a collection of some of our favorite art activities for the very young.
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Hang a roll of paper from a closet door to give your child easy access to a continuous canvas that's perfectly proportioned for both small stature and enormous creativity.
"For the youngest kids, art is really about the tactility of the materials, what they feel like," says Abbey Hendrickson a former educator at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. We can't think of a more tactile experience.
With a little help from an older child or adult, 1-year-old's wild artistic creations can be used within a stencil to create unique family placemats.
This is fun for your one-year-old because it's wet. It might seem messy, but it is water!
A shaving cream canvas is perfect for little finger masterpieces.
20 Art Activities for 1-Year-Olds
Frozen Smoothie Paints
Paint Hand and Footprint Lobsters
The Highchair Art Studio
Paper Plate Painting
Color in a Bag
Cookie Cutter Prints
Artful Place Mats
Mess Free Finger Painting
Edible Sensory Paint
Bath Time Paints
Shaving Cream Painting
Sticky Table Art
Scented Shaving Cream Paint
Scented Sidewalk Chalk
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