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Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Art

Adapted from our very popular Cling Film Art technique, babies and toddlers can now enjoy this sensory art process too!

Cakes is 14 months and loved smoothing out and moving the lumps and bumps of the paint across the paper.  Virtually mess free, babies and toddlers can pick  their art up, wave it about and even put it on their heads (baby cakes did this to play peek- a-boo) without the risk of getting messy!

They can fully explore the texture and colours, making this Sensory Art  for Babies and Toddlers a sensory delight.

Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers

Large Zip Lock Bags
Paint – A range of Colours
Card or very thick paper

Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers

To get started, cut the paper to the size of the zip lock bag so it fits comfortably inside.

Squirt random amounts of paint in various directions and colours across the paper, pop it into a zip lock bag.

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Art

Next, hand the locked zip bag over to your arty kid and encourage them to glide their hands across the zip lock bag to see what happens.

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Art

Cakes facial expressions switched between a mixture of intense concentration, to bemusement to sheer excitement. She loved it and her elder sister, couldn’t help but get involved too!

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Art

I love that this fantastic Sensory Art Process can be adapted to suit the needs of a broad age group.

The zip lock bag is great if you’re focusing on the sensory element of painting. If you’re looking to create a piece of art for keeps, I would advise using our cling film art technique, as it’s quite difficult to remove the paper without smudging the original painting.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our adaptation and your little ones love our Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers as much as Angel and Cakes!

Arty Crafty Kids - Sensory Art

About Helen 70 Articles
My name is Helen and I LOVE getting creative with my kids! Inspired by my kids, Arty Crafty Kids is our home for our artsy craftsy projects and creations and if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll love getting stuck in with the paint, glue and glitter and at times, getting Super Messy!

4 Comments on Sensory Art for Babies and Toddlers

  1. This is such a great idea! We have been doing lots of sensory bag activities at the moment and colour mixing and exploring mess free sounds like a great idea to me! Love the colours! Bet your little one loved it!

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