15 Simple Toddler Art Projects

Exposing toddlers to open-ended art activities can be such a wonderful sensory and learning experience. I love watching my 2 year old become immersed in his art projects, and he’s always so proud of his finished pieces of artwork!

Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest!


15 Simple Toddler Art Projects

Setting up opportunities for you toddler to create doesn’t have to involve lots of prep work. Often I just put a tablecloth over the table, grab a few art supplies from our cabinet, and let my toddler, Theo, go at it.

He’s usually pretty good working independently unless I’m introducing a new material or skill to him. Theo has recently become interested in using liquid glue. He can sit at the table forever just gluing things to paper…buttons, scraps of paper, sequins.. he loves it all!

If you’re looking for some toddler art inspiration, be sure to check out the toddler art projects listed below. I think you’ll find quite a few ideas your toddler will love!


15 Simple Toddler Art Projects

Simple Toddler Art Projects

Big Art: Painting with Your Feet from Fun at Home with Kids

Painting with Cotton Balls from Where Imagination Grows

Tissue Paper Collages from Where Imagination Grows

Toddler Art: Rainbow Bubble Wrap Tree from Twodaloo

Painting Shells with Liquid Watercolors from Fun-A-Day!


Toddler Art Projects

Painting with Watercolors and Droppers from Buggy and Buddy

Easy Butterfly Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Twodaloo

Monoprinting: Easy Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Twodaloo

Squeegee Painting from My Nearest and Dearest

Yarn Printing for Toddlers from Blog Me Mom


Toddler Art Projects

Exploring Chalk and Water from One Perfect Day

Baby/Toddler Colored Rice Art from Fun at Home with Kids

Toddler Art: Paper Towels and (homemade) Liquid Watercolours from Happy Hooligans

Bubble Painting from Mama Papa Bubba

Toddler Art: Glue Dots and Buttons from Tinkerlab



15 Art Projects for Toddlers (and Preschool)- Process art activities for kids including spin art and activities using liquid watercolors and natural materials!


  1. What an awesome collection of art for the little ones! I’m excited my shell painting was included with all the other great ideas. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Thanks SO much for including our cotton ball painting and our tissue paper collages! Off to check out some of the other fun activities I spy!!

Speak Your Mind