It is never too early to start making art! Today we have our favorite infant art activities that work well as baby’s first art project or as an easy art idea for toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergartners. These art ideas for young children are easy to set up and can be used at home, church, daycare or in the classroom.

Image shos a compilation of different infant art activities from different sources.
Enjoy these fun craft ideas!

Best Fun Art Projects For Little Fingers

If you are looking for an easy art activity that will promote creative expression in your younger kids’ little minds, you’re in the right place. These fun little artist ideas are a great way to help our children with their fine motor skills, gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and more, all through a complete sensory experience.

We love using these infant art ideas with toddlers because they are easy enough for their little hands. You can always add complexity to the project when using with older children. So, grab your art materials, your little artist, and get ready to create awesome infant arts & crafts.

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1. Easy Toddler-Safe Cloud Dough Recipe is Sensory Fun

Image shows a toddler-safe playdough craft. From Kids Activities Blog
Let’s put your safe paints to good use!

Let’s make a super easy 2 ingredient cloud dough recipe that is perfect for use in sensory bins or as sensory play.

2. Fascinating Finger Plays

Image shows a baby touching his fingers. From Little Moment to embrace
This is such an easy activity for babies.

All you need is your own hand and your baby’s hand for this activity! Just a wiggle and a wave will capture their attention. This is perfect for full sensory activity. From Little Moments to Embrace.

3. Baby’s First Finger Painting

Image shows a baby playing with puree finger painting on a piece of paper. From No time for flashcards
Don’t forget to take loads of pictures!

This is such a fun way to introduce different textures to your baby – just get a plain white piece of construction paper and a veggie or fruit puree in a zip lock bag. From No Time for Flash Cards.

4. Baby Bubble Wrap Art

Image shows a baby playing with colored bubble wrap. Idea from Arty Crafty Kids
Your infant will have so much fun with this art activity.

Kids can make art — no matter how young they are! This bubble wrap art activity only uses a piece of bubble wrap, paint, and thick strong tape on the high chair. From Arty Crafty Kids.

5. Create Art For Your Decor With Your Baby

Image shows a decor art made by a toddler. Idea from At Home With Ashley.
The end product is a piece of art!

Try this art activity with your toddler – it’s not only so much fun, but also provides a sensory experience and makes some cute baby art. From At Home With Ashley.

6. Lilly’s First Painting Experience

Image shows a baby doing fingerpainting art. From Adore Cherish Love.
Spark creativity with this painting activity.

A very lovely and easy activity that only requires non-toxic paint, canvases, and cling wrap. From Adore Cherish Love.

7. DIY Sensory Abstract Artwork – So Easy A Baby Can Do It!

Image shows a canvas with blue paints. From A Daily Dose of Mom.
Let’s make a lovely piece of art!

This painting activity is a great weekend activity and allows for your baby to explore the senses of sight, touch, sound, and smell. From A Daily Dose of Mom.

8. Neon Taste Safe Finger Paint Baby Activity

Image shows a baby playing with non-toxic paint. Idea from I heart arts and crafts
Edible paint is always a great idea!

Kids will have so much fun color mixing and drawing with these taste-safe neon paints, which are perfect for babies and toddlers. From I Heart Arts and Crafts.

9. Shake It Up! No Mess Painting Activity for Preschoolers

Image shows a toddler doing a  no mess painting art activity. Idea from Sunny day family
Here’s a sensory play art activity!

This art idea from Sunny Day Family is no mess, which is awesome for us parents, and kids love it because they can shake, wiggle, and make noise too!

10. Taste Safe Ice Painting – A Fun Painting Idea For Toddlers

Image shows ice cube painting. From Mess Little Monster
Let’s introduce a bit of science into our art and crafts.

 Little children will love the sensory experience of touching and investigating freezing and melting. From Messy Little Monster.

11. Marble Painting For Baby and Older Kids

Image shows a toddler doing marble painting art. From Happy Whimsical Hearts
Marble painting is always super fun!

Marble painting is super easy to set up and is great to teach kids simple mixing color theory. Plus, they’ll enjoy rolling the marbles for hours! From Happy Whimsical Hearts.

12. Tummy Time Finger Painting Sensory Play

Image shows a paint craft and a pair of scissors. Idea from Can Do Kiddo.
Here’s one of the funnest toddler art projects!

With a bit of creativity and some simple supplies, you can make Tummy Time fun for your little one! From Can Do Kiddo.

13. Baby’s First Steps Footprint Art

Image shows a toddler enxt to its footprint art work. From Hellowonderful
Your baby’s artwork is unique!

It’s so fun to see what kind of footprint art appears as your baby walks down on the huge canvas! From Hello Wonderful.

14. Baby’s First Mess Free Painting

Image shows a toddler doing mess-free finger painting. From Hello Wonderful.
Isn’t this piece of art so cute?

Set up this easy shoebox cardboard easel to make baby’s first mess free painting and give it as a present for a special occasion such as Mother’s Day or just keep it as a keepsake. From Hello Wonderful.

15. Rain Painting with Water: Easy Spring Activity

Image shows a toddler doign rain painting. From Happy Toddler Play Time.
Let’s make some rain painting art!

Rain Painting with Water is a fun and mess free painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s a fun spring activity and makes the perfect set up for a rainy day. From Happy Toddler Playtime.

16. Mess Free Easter Egg Painting

Image shows a kid doing a mess-free easter egg painting. Idea from Happy Toddler Playtime
We love mess-free activities!

Let your baby or toddler enjoy mess free painting with plastic Easter eggs in this super simple craft. A fun activity at Easter or anytime of year! From Happy Toddler Playtime.

17. Mess Free Snowman Painting

Image shows a toddler doing a mess-free snowman painting. Idea from Happy Toddler Playtime
The best way to introduce art.

Painting in a bag is a great idea if you want your little one(s) to have the sensory experience of painting but don’t want the mess. From Happy Toddler Playtime.

18. Mess Free Christmas Tree Painting

Image shows a kid painting a Christmas tree. Idea from Happy Toddler Playtime
Here’s another mess-free painting idea!

Here is a fun and super easy painting activity that is perfect for babies and toddlers for Winter and the Holiday season. From Happy Toddler Playtime.

19. Mess Free Thanksgiving Art Activity

Image shows a toddler painting a Thanksgiving painting. From Happy Toddler Playtime
A great way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving activity is so easy to set up. The best part is that you don’t need to be an artist so don’t worry if your turkeys aren’t perfect! From Happy Toddler Playtime.

20. Mess Free Fall Painting

Image shows a toddler doing a fall free-mess painting. From Happy Toddler playtime
Let’s welcome fall in a fun way!

All you have to do for this activity is draw fall-related objects in a large freezer bag using a black sharpie, then add a few daps of paint into the bag, seal it and tape it to the floor or table. Then watch your kiddo have the time of their lives! From Happy Toddler Playtime.

21. Sponge Painting for Toddlers

Image shows a kid playing with sponge painting. Idea from No Time for Flashcards
The end result is guaranteed to be unique!

Sponge painting is a wonderful way for young children to explore paint, they don’t need to have superior fine motor skills to succeed at making some fun marks on a piece of paper. From No Time For Flash Cards.

22. Spiky Ball Painting

Image shows a toddler doing spiky ball painting. From House of Burke
It’s easy crafts time!

Spiky balls are a fantastic, non-traditional object to paint with, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers! From House of Burke (currently unavailable).

23. Animal Texture Board: Teaching Baby About Animals Through Sensory Play

Image shows a toddler playing with an animal texture board. From House of Burke
A true sensory delight!

If your little one loves animals as much as we do, then this is a wonderful way to learn about them – with an entire surface animal texture board. From House of Burke (currently unavailable).

24. Sensory Baby Play: Exploring Ice (Sensory Saturday)

Image shows a toddler playing with ice. Idea from House of Burke
Who knew playing with ice would be so fun?

This is such a simple activity: simply put ice cubes in a glass dish and get different colored and different sized cups, a slotted spoon, and that’s it! Your kid will have a full sensory experience. From House of Burke (currently unavailable).

25. Baby-School: Exploring Spiders

Image shows a toddler playing with yarn. Idea from House of Burke
Let’s have some fun with spiders!

Here’s an activity that toddlers can do while on their high chair with a ball of yarn, contact paper, and other fun things. From House of Burke (currently unavailable).


Which infant art activity are you going to try first? Which was your favorite?

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