Step 2: place your canvas in a zip lock bag and add what ever colors your little one wants.
Step 3: let your little one take the reins! Let them discover the different ways they can move the paint around; with their hands, feet, using toys, etc. Once the canvas is covered, let it dry and see what you and your child created together!
Staying Engaged: Practicing with paint helps develop hand-eye coordination skills as well as the idea of cause and effect. At this age, 10-18 months, your child is still learning about their own abilities and one of the best ways to learn is through doing. This craft allows them the opportunity to discover things like all the different way they can cause the color to spread on the canvas or that paint colors can mix together to make more colors. This also gives you the opportunity to practice words with your child by pointing out colors and other simple words involved in the process. They may not be able to ask and answer questions but they are always absorbing information.