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Create Easy, Yet Cool, Art w/ Your Tot

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As a mother to a 23 month old boy AND a teacher to a classroom of 12-24 month olds, I can 100% say that I have my moments when I rather forego the creative art projects! But I’m an artist at heart (amongst many other things) and just can’t stand to live a day without creating something….

When my little boy was just 8 months old I’d paint with him. I’d stick his foot in some paint and make footprints, or let him have at it with some crayons or markers.
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Yes, creating art can be messy as hell! But it’s so much fun and more than anything life-long memories are created.

So, today while I was browsing Apartment Therapy I ran across this spectacularly awesome painting project via Blog Me Mom. It’s called “resist painting”. The good thing about this resist painting method is it’s fool-proof, easy prep work, and the finished product looks like Fine Art.

Well, maybe not fine art, but still pretty close for a toddler.

Here’s my son’s, Nezrah, version of resist painting with a Thomas the Train motif.
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It literally took 2 minutes to trace the outline of a Thomas toy train he has, cut it out, and tape it down to a clean sheet of cardstock. Now that I think about it we should’ve used blue paint!

I ♥ it!

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Care to try Resist Painting?? What motif/cutout would you create for your little one(s)??!

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Moon Manifesting Intuitive and Mentor, empowering women to harness their powers using the cycle of the Moon.

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