Vegetable Printing for Toddlers

It’s been a good and hectic couple of months for us here at Artventuretales, as you probably guessed from the quiet around here. Or maybe not :). We were off to a 28 day adventure at Singapore, which I will write about in a separate post or you can read all about it on my instagram account @artventuretales. Once we were back the school grind began and although we still did our activities I never got a chance to document it. With the little one growing up and showing signs of becoming extremely independent (and how! This morning he cried … Continue reading Vegetable Printing for Toddlers

Stamp pads and stamping – Toddler fun!

Babies, before they start loving everything messy, have a slightly more complicated relationship with gooey, sticky textures. No? ok at least mine did, both of them. V (as we’ll call my older son) was very clear, he wanted nothing to do with anything sticky till he was almost 3 years old. A characteristic his teachers in pre school were quite concerned about as they couldn’t get him to do any messy activities like hand prints. S (my second born), is a whole different story, he loves the mess, for a short time, He obsessively cleans everything in the house, it’s … Continue reading Stamp pads and stamping – Toddler fun!

Invitation to Create

Prompts, invitation to play / create / art are common phrases for open ended set ups that kids can discover and use the way they would like to. The prompt includes materials, medium, cutouts, moulds etc that can guide kids in their play with the provided prompt but does not define what they do with it. For example when setting up a clay prompt you can provide moulds and rollers but not define what the child should do with it. These open ended invitations allow kids to explore and have some fun with these materials, although more often than not … Continue reading Invitation to Create

One dot, two dots, three dots, more dots art

In looking to find simple, easy ways for my pre-schooler and toddler to work together on art, pointilism or dot art by The Artful Parent gave us a great start. Paints, especially water colours are one of our favourite art media mainly because the colours are so rich, a little bit goes a long way, it offers a lot of great colour options and cleans fast. Q-tips or buds are fun as both my 4 and 1 year old could hold them easily and the strokes were strong and bold. All that you need for this art activity are Paints … Continue reading One dot, two dots, three dots, more dots art