Painting an Autumn Tree with a dish-brush is a fun craft for babies and toddlers to develop fine motor control and dexterity while exploring creativity.
Baby and toddler arts and crafts are a fun way to develop motor skills, increase dexterity, and improve hand-eye coordination. Besides, your little artist is boosting self-esteem and building confidence through creative expression! And since autumn foliage is the most beautiful sight, in my opinion, offer your child a small dish-brush to paint an AUTUMN TREE. Moreover, this is a hands-on way to discuss the change of seasons and all the breathtaking colors of the Fall! Alternatively, if you live in an area with no seasonal change, you can bring Seasons to life with this super fun craft! Most importantly,
messy not so messy form of art is a creative, educational, and FUN way to promote innovation, encourage self-expression, and enhance decision-making skills.
YOU’LL NEED for this BABY TODDLER ART CRAFT
- a Tree printout
- a dish- brush ~offer one with a handle for toddlers and a palm brush for babies
- paints ~ we are using tempera paints
- bio glitter ~ optional
– hand-eye coordination
– fine motor control and dexterity as art and craft projects involve moving of the hands and fingers
– learning through play while fostering imagination and creativity
AGE 1 Y+. Always supervise your child!
TASTE SAFE BABY PAINT
Painting an AUTUMN TREE with a dish-brush requires less precision than finger painting. That is why this process art is perfect for smaller children, including babies and toddlers. And if you are looking for TASTE-SAFE BABY PAINTs, look no further!
You can watch the video tutorial on IG HERE. With this recipe, you can have a ‘slimy’ sensory bin OR taste- safe baby paints. And the best part, it tastes horrible so your little one will NOT be inclined to eat it!!
HOW: (for each color batch)
– boil 2 cups of water
– add 1/8 cup of tapioca pearls
– add food coloring
– cook for 20-30 min
– once cooled down, add 1/2 cup of corn starch
– mix well (depending on how much water evaporated while you were boiling it you might need to add a little more water )
AGE 6M +. Always supervise your child! It will stain hands!
And this TAPIOCA base makes a TASTE-SAFE sensory bin!
IMPORTANCE OF SENSORY PLAY
– stimulates the SENSES (Multiple sensory stimuli are being triggered thus developing new synapses within a developing brain.)
– promotes cognitive growth
– strengthens fine motor control
– spurs creative play
– promotes language development
– increases focus and attention
BABY TODDLER ART CRAFT
Messy ARTS and CRAFTS using a brush, sponge, or finger painting are very important for early childhood development since they help the body and brain to integrate tactile information in a creative way. Process art is perfect for little artists since the focus lies in the creation of the work, not the outcome! During this fun artistic process, your child learns how colors work, especially color mixing, while developing spatial awareness and sensory integration. And it’s FUN!!!
I hope you enjoyed this easy AUTUMN TREE DISH-BRUSH PAINTING. Find below SEASONAL Trees we did with the same print out using a finger paint technique.
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Please, always supervise your child!
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