Painting With Babies: 25 Easy Art Projects

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INSIDE: Painting with babies is way more fun than you think. Yes, it can be messy but it doesn’t have to be! Check out these 25 easy and fun ways to paint with your baby!

Art with Babies

Making art with babies is just like everything else when it comes to taking care of babies – messy. But luckily there are a few things you can do to help reduce the mess while as the same time not diminishing the artistic fun! Using a ziplock bag, clear plastic wrap or bubble wrap are great ways to paint with babies without all the mess.

Another key concern when it comes to painting with babies is safety. You want to make sure whatever tools to paint with and the paint itself that you use are taste safe. Check out the list below for options that use age appropriate tools and taste safe paints!

Looking for more activities for babies? Check out these amazing round up:

Painting With Babies

  1. Taste Safe Baby Finger Paints – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Create Art for your Decor with Your Baby – At Home with Ashley
  3. Bubble Wrap Rainbows – Mrs. Plemons’s Kindergarten
  4. Smash Painting with Babies – Adore Cherish Love
  5. Exploring Mess-Free Paint in a Bag – Life Over C’s
  6. Mess Free Painting with Babies – The Best Ideas for Kids

  1. Baby Bubble Wrap Art – Arty Crafty Kids
  2. Painting with Water – Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Tummy Time Painting – Mama.Papa.Bubba
  4. Sponge Painting For Toddlers – No Time For Flash Cards
  5. Sensory Ball Painting – House of Burke
  6. Baby Safe Marble Painting – Happy Whimsical Hearts
  1. Taste Safe Ice Painting – Messy Little Monsters
  2. Baby 1st Painting – Polished Playhouse
  3. Splat Painting – Arty Crafty Kids
  4. Paint in a Bag – Pinteresting Life of Noah
  5. Baby Block Painting – No Time For Flash Cards
  6. Baby Safe Edible Finger Paint Activity on Foil – Hands On As We Grow
  7. Babies First Painting – A Crafty Living

Seasonal Art Activities

  1. Mess Free Easter Egg Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Fall Mess Free Leaves Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Mess Free Thanksgiving Turkey Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Mess Free Snowman Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Christmas Tree Painting Mess Free Art for Babies – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Mess Free Muddy Truck Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime


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1 comment on “Painting With Babies: 25 Easy Art Projects”

  1. I’m an infant teacher in a childcare center. I paint with my babies all the time. I have used plastic bags they can squish, a container with paint and marbles, a salad spinner and sandwiching paint and paper between sheets of deli paper and letting them smash and smear. The best part is after a few times doing a method, they remember what to do the next time. I’m actually going to try the bubble wrap and the spiky ball techniques.