Forcing the Bloom

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Art Around the Home


I’ve noticed my almost 26-month old toddler is spending more time on art projects.  Maybe it’s a boy thing, but he wasn’t that interested before now.  In the past, he would spent only a couple of minutes painting or coloring.  Just last week he asked for his paints and worked on filling up the entire paper with two colors!  He was very proud of his art work and quickly showed Daddy as soon as he came home.  Recently, we also filled water bottles and added food coloring.  We watched the dye disperse into the water and looked at the bottles held up to the light.  B will often go over to the chalkboard and doodle.  I love seeing him drawing circles.  We make sure to display his artwork around the home, as well as posters of famous pieces of artwork.  I have the Mono Lisa and some Van Gogh up in his bedroom.  I’m looking for new ideas.  What is your favorite way to support an interest in art around the home?

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Author: Adrienne

Attorney and Professional labor and postpartum doula.

2 thoughts on “Art Around the Home

  1. A favorite “art” project:

    Color a sheet of paper (piece of junk mail is perfect)
    Tear or cut into pieces
    Glue pieces of paper onto construction paper.

    Lots of good fine motor development with each step.

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