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50 Things Your Toddler Can Use to Paint

Taking Toddler Art Beyond the Basic Paint Brush

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Fingers are always a good option when painting with toddlers.

Fingers are always a good option when painting with toddlers.

Stephanie Brown
Paint brushes, while obviously made for painting, can be a bit boring if you use them every time you paint. Even after switching from chubby-handled brushes to the delicate brushes that come with watercolor sets a little variety is welcomed. Think beyond the brush and incorporate some of these tools into your toddler's collection. As with all art activities, be sure to offer constant adult supervision.
  1. Cookie cutters
  2. Forks
  3. Cotton balls
  4. Ric rac fabric
  5. String
  6. A potato
  7. Sponges cut into shapes
  8. Fingers
  9. Cups
  10. Feathers
  11. Pipe cleaners
  12. A stick
  13. Wooden blocks
  14. An apple
  15. Mini rolling pins
  16. A potato masher
  17. A fly swatter
  18. Spaghetti
  19. A toy car
  20. Thread spools
  21. Biscuit cutters
  22. Crumpled up plastic wrap
  23. Citrus fruit
  24. Spray bottles
  25. A piece of chain
  26. Leaves
  27. Straws
  28. Foam blocks
  29. A beaded necklace
  30. Grasses
  31. Toothbrushes
  32. Corn cobs
  33. Rope
  34. Toilet paper rolls
  35. Mittens
  36. Eye droppers
  37. Turkey Baster
  38. Fish tank net
  39. Bubble wrap
  40. Bingo markers
  41. Crumpled up aluminum foil
  42. Feet
  43. Cotton swabs
  44. Stencils
  45. Spatulas
  46. Lace
  47. Condiment bottles
  48. Ribbons
  49. Latex gloves
  50. Golf balls
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