Baby Art

| November 2, 2012

Baby art is great fun and a wonderful way for your baby to express their imagination and creativity. Imogen started playing with crayons and paper at 10 months old and from around 12 months of age drawing has become part of her every day play.

Here are a couple of my favourite drawings by Imogen at 18 months. Imogen said she was drawing Mama, Dada, Roooar (Lion), Mi Mi (one of our cats), Moon and Bear.

This drawing looks like hearts and roses, especially with the red and pink colours Imogen’s chosen.

Baby art is simple and fun.

We use:

  • 24 Crayola brightly coloured and easy to hold crayons (as of yesterday we’re down one as it ended up as a melted block in our tumble dryer)! Crayola Beginnings Jumbo Crayons
  • Crayola jumbo pencils, they’re easy for a baby to hold and smooth to draw with on paper, requiring less pressure than some crayons Crayola Beginnings Jumbo Pencils

If you’re looking for wonderful arts and crafts ideas for slightly older children head over to Red Ted Art where there’s plenty of great crafty activities to choose from.

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  1. Awe what a wonderful post! I agree it is great to get the little ones drawing early (I have a lovely little video of Pip Squeak drawing at 9 months).

    Thanks for the shout out too!


    • (PS Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!)

    • Lydia says:

      Thanks Maggy and I love the photos of Pip Squeak drawing, she looks so happy and involved in what she’s doing! Absolutely agree with you on nurture. Before Imogen could hold a crayon I’d sit and draw with her and she’d enjoy watching me scribble away. Tonight she drew a circular shape and said ‘balloon’!