My boys love hands-on and messy. Me? Not so much, but if it’s the name of creating fabulous learning experiences, let’s roll!
Painting is a wonderful creative outlet for my busy boys.
This holiday season, I’ve pledged to keep the little ones involved in family celebrations through crafts. I plan to simply set out a craft table with an old table cloth, sample craft and let the fun unfold. Just be sure to forewarn parents so they can prepare with a garbage bag smock or change of clothes.
Here’s one holiday craft idea involving paint that I mashed up for Thanksgiving and a few others I plan to explore for the rest of the season:
Photo Box Holiday Ornament
You can use this as a tree ornament or a holiday gift box. We used a mini Polaroid camera, but you can use a regular camera and print on photo paper or regular paper at your host’s house. Take Thanksgiving-themed photos with free downloadable props from Kristen Duke Photography.
What You Need:
- Photo Props (optional)
- Camera and access to printer
- Paint, Pens, Markers, Crayons
- Paper Gift Box
Babies Can Paint Too
More Paint Project Ideas
Turkey handprint/ footprint by Will Work For Eskimo Kisses
Hand Painted Fridge Magnets by Happy Hooligans
Custom Art Frame by My Creative Side
Sponge Paint Stamps by It Happens In A Blink