Baby’s First Art

Posted in Baby
on September 18, 2018
Mess-Free Painting with Baby

Hey guys!! I have been off in baby land for months now and have not blogged–or even thought about blogging. I do keep my instagram updated with our daily life, so come follow along! Anyway, I thought this would be fun way to come back. Rosalie is here and is the light of our life! She was born May 27th and turned our world upside down, sideways and inside out. She’s incredible and being a mom is unlike anything I could have imagined. It took some weeks to really get into the swing of things but now we’re in a place that is just fun (and exhausting).

The art-lover in me was dying to get started with her. She’s almost four months old (ah!) and spends lots of her day doing tummy time and practicing sitting up. We try all kinds of things to keep it interesting, but when I saw this “paint in a bag” idea, I was -so- excited. By no means can I take credit for this concept, but wanted to share our experience just the same! It’s pretty straight forward.

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Mess-Free Painting with Baby

Here’s what  you need:

  • Ziploc bag (we used gallon size)
  • Non-toxic paint in a few colors
  • Paper (that fits in your bag)
  • Tape
  • Scissors

I think next time, I’d use a bit more paint on the sheet, so there’s more to smoosh around!

Mess-Free Painting with Baby

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Once your little one is done smooshing and squishing, you’ll want to cut the bag open and peel it off the artwork. I waited a little too long for this part and the paint started drying and soaking into our paper so we’ve got a few rips. It’s still a -MASTERPIECE- but you’ve been warned 😉

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I plan on creating a gallery wall in her play room for all her art work as she grows, but for now one is on the fridge and one is framed here:

Mess-Free Painting with Baby


She looks pretty proud!Mess-Free Painting with Baby

If you try this with your little ones, tag me in your photos on instagram! I love to see budding artists.


Happy Painting!



1 Comment

  • Stephanie

    I love it! Cant wait to do this (or try to) with my 11 week old! I am always looking for new activities to do with him and this is perfect!

    May 24, 2019 at 12:31 am Reply
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