Most arts and crafts projects at age one are mostly made by the adult in charge and are usually the handprint or footprint of the child type of art projects. What I really like about this particular toddler art project is the child gets to do a lot of the work while also learning what the words hard, soft, chalk, cotton, and ghosts mean.
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Learning what Hard and Soft means while making a Halloween Art Project for Ages 1-3
When Amelia turned one year old in the beginning of October, I promised myself I would have her start doing more of each arts and crafts projects that we were working on. This project was the perfect art project to begin getting her more involved.
Watching her carefully, I gave her a piece of chalk and put my hand over her hand and guided her, showing her how the white chalk would show up on the black paper. I repeatedly said the words “chalk” and “hard” while showing her the chalk. She really enjoyed coloring with the chalk.
After she was finished coloring with the chalk, I gave her cotton balls and showed her how to pull them apart and repeatedly said the word “soft”. After she held them for a little while and pulled them apart, we glued the three cotton balls on top of her chalk art work. The three cotton balls represented mommy, daddy, and Amelia. Last, we glued on little ripped black construction paper for the eyes. It was very clear that even at one year old, she understood that they were faces. Once the ghosts were finished, I pointed to them and repeated the word “ghost”. We really enjoyed doing this project together. We display her cotton ball ghost family each year at Halloween time!
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Other Halloween Arts and Crafts Projects:
For Ages 1 -3:
- Handprint Paint Pumpkin Face
- Itsy Bitsy Spider Handprint
- Q-tip Skeleton
- Trace Hand Flying Bat
- Picture Pumpkin Handprint
- Fingerpaint Jack-o-Lantern