Simple Painting Activity for Toddlers
As you know, we love quick and easy art projects at Housing A Forest. Today we added a simple twist to one of our favorite toddler painting activities. Glitter Marble Painting received lots of ooh’s and aah’s from the kiddos. I’m wondering why I didn’t think of it sooner? Marble painting has always been a hit, and adding glitter just makes it that much better.
Are you familiar with Marble Painting? It is one of our go-to painting techniques that is a always a hit. You can almost marble paint anything. We have created a number of seasonal pieces, including spiders, wreaths, and leaves. Last summer, the kids also got creative and made a fun Painty Marble Maze that you have to see. It is about 6′ long and incorporates our backyard slide. I love how kids think!
Glitter and Valentines go hand in hand, especially when you are a sweet little sparkle loving princess.
Are you ready to create your own glittery masterpiece? You will need:
- craft glue
- Lidded Oatmeal Container ~ or something similar
- Paper Heart
- Glitter ~ lots of glitter
Have the kiddos roll the marbles around in the glue and drop them into the oatmeal container along side the paper. Now comes the fun part…shake, shake and shake some more.
Once your heart is covered in glue tracks, cover the heart with piles of glitter. Ok you don’t need piles, but according to my little princesses the more the better;) Thank-goodness for Craft Project Ideas, who gave us a wonderful pack of free craft supplies, including the glitter we used.
When in doubt, just add glitter.
We love Valentines Day. Check out our Favorite Valentines Kids Projects. I adore these simple glitter tissue paper hearts, sewn Valentine cards and check out these adorable Valentines card holders. Lots of simple ideas your kids will love.