Last week Harry tried his hand at crafting for the first time. It was super simple and fun for him to do. This project is perfect for babies of almost any age, as long as they can lift their head during tummy time, they can get in on the fun!
If you're interested in trying this with your baby, here's the supplies you'll need.
- White cardstock (thin printer paper will work in a pinch, but for the best results you really need something thicker)
- Several colors of acrylic paint
- Ziplock bag
To start, squeeze several drops of acrylic paint on to your cardstock. I chose a few shades of red with some silver and gold accents to add some sparkle to the painting. Then carefully place the cardstock in your Ziplock bag.
Next, give the Ziplock to baby and let them go to town smushing the paint inside the bag. I had Harry do it over a sheet of wax paper in case the bag popped open, but it held together just fine.
I think he had fun doing it. I had to coach him a bit on what to do, but for the most part he seemed to get the concept. It took him just a few minutes to spread the paint around the whole piece of cardstock.
Once baby is done playing with the paint, carefully remove the cardstock from the Ziplock bag. Make sure you do it right away so the paint doesn't dry. Here's Harry's finished masterpiece.
Jackson Pollock, eat your heart out!
Once the paint was dry, I cut hearts out of the cardstock and created a card that Harry gave to his Daddy for Valentine's Day.
This craft is so versatile you can make just about anything with baby's painting (or leave it as is!) and it would work for any gift/card giving situation. A baby painting would also make a great addition to the baby book!
Happy crafting :)