Doing Art with Little ones
Some of our customers are a little timid about using paints with their Little Ones, and we understand the fear of the ‘mess’! But we don’t want this to hold you back. So we have a few standard tips to help your creative sessions go as smoothly as possible!
Strip children down before you start, or have an outfit that is their ‘art outfit’.
Allow them to experiment with materials. Don’t be too concerned about producing a single final piece.
Bring out one material at a time – this makes it less overwhelming, and lengthens the process!
You can often use surprisingly simple materials to work with, like shaving cream, toothbrushes, kitchen brushes, toy cars … all things that you may well have at home.
Get them involved in the clean-up – seeing the paint colours run off the paint-brushes in the water is all part of the fun!
Have a covering you get out to introduce the ‘start’ and ‘end’ of the art session. This could be a wipeable table-cloth or simply a newspaper, something that protects your surfaces and shows them clearly where the paint should stay.
Have a surface with some newspaper laid out ready for your ‘finished’ pieces to dry.
We also recommend having a place to hang your pieces up, whether it be on the fridge or your home-office desk. Having something on show builds your little ones’ self-confidence.
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