Using Textures to Paint with Toddlers

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My two year old son loves to paint. Whether it is finger painting or with a brush doesn’t phase him. The art work that graces our walls are a sentiment to just how much he loves to paint.

To my surprise, I noticed that he started to experiment with different painting tools. I have to say that using his new toy car probably wasn’t the best choice but he had fun while it lasted!

Using my son’s lead, I gathered up a mix of items from around the house that he could use to paint with. He had a great time experimenting with the different textures, looks and patterns made by the objects. He was extremely proud of his finished product and enjoyed pointing out all the things he had painted with the different tools.

Using textures when you paint with toddlers is a wonderful way to introduce learning through sensory play. Allowing them to have a “hands on” experience will assist their creative development.

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Using Textures to Paint with Toddlers

Texture Tools We used:

  • Small plastic toy truck
  • Plastic tiger figurine
  • Straw
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Plastic block
  • Feather
  • An old toothbrush
  • Drink stirrer
  • Metal cookie cutter
  • Bubble wrap
  • Toilet roll

This list is certainly not exhaustive and there are many other objects your toddler can experiment with. What other items do you use or suggest?

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How often do you paint with your toddler? 

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  1. This must have been fun for him! Love the idea of using unusual items to paint with. #letkidsbekids
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  2. We don’t often paint at home because most of the time N’s more interested in other things (practising his ‘writing’ at the moment), but he does some at nursery. It’s a great idea to have a tray of different tools to use. N does like to stamp with paints.
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  3. What a great idea for learning, creativity and fun. A fab way to explore and experiment.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids
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  4. Monkey loves painting and we have done a few different things but you have some fab ideas, we will definitely be having more fun with textures! #letkidsbekids
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  5. My son loves crafting but doesn’t really like painting, despite my best efforts. I will have to try again soon I think!
    Great pics here xx
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