Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Toddler Watercolor-ers!

One of my very favorite toddler art mediums is a set of old watercolors. 
Now Q and I are fussy about keeping our watercolors nice and the colors not blended together.  So we don't let Beck near that set.  However we have an old set that is close to being gone.  That's his.  We don't care if he mixes colors or scoops the whole thing out with his finger or the's his to explore and work with.

While playing with watercolors he is also discovering color theory, learning about the properties of solids and liquids, developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and just plain exploring some real art. 

This activity can just as easily be done outside, as well. 

Instead of a paintrbrush you can also give a toddler an eyedropper...lots of fun had with that, too!  Matter of fact, we might just do that tomorrow for painting day!
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