Day 3 of this crafting series has been one of my favorites! Tripp absolutely loves to paint and he is getting to an age where it isn’t nearly as messy. I have also found that it took a little practice for him to get the hang of it but now he does really well. I call Toddler Painting with Pumpkins a win! *Note that this post may contain affiliate links.
I always love to check out the target dollar spot for their little paint projects. They are easy to use and are always in line with the holidays. When I went last time I found these super cute paintable pumpkins in their greeting cards/craft section. I decided to grab a couple since I figured it would be pretty easy for Tripp to paint and they would rot like a real pumpkin. My crazy mom heart knew I would probably want to keep the pumpkins.
I’ve learned from my OCD to just let Tripp be and create. I know it won’t be picture perfect but it will be beautiful because he created it. I am actually usually surprised at how well he creates in the end.
This project is great because you can go over colors and it allows them to work on dexterity and use their creative thinking. Honestly, seeing the projects Tripp has tried at school has made me realize I was under estimating his ability. He really does great with crafts.
Pro tip: I do try to give simple rules and instructions for Tripp to follow. But allow him space to do things independently… because I think learning to do things solo and problem solving is important to. Although, I am only a few feet away if he needs me. I also put little dots of paint on a small paint so the bigger jars don’t get all mixed together. Also, make sure to have wipes close for easy clean up. Use the scroll through and click and photo you want to shop!
Also, I let Tripp craft on a small plastic table but you would want to put a drop cloth down on cement or on a table. The paint I linked is easily washable though! Also, I also linked some bulk items incase you have multiple kiddos or want to do an activity more than once!
Do you love letting your kiddo craft with paint? What projects do you like to do? Have you tried Toddler Painting with Pumpkins?
XOXO Gabbing Ginger