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Kids Colourful Wall art!

Colourful wall art for kids

Developing Creativity and Imaginations!

It is of prime importance to help kids develop their imaginations and express it out. One such activity, I performed with my kid (3year) yesterday was “Colourful wall Art”. He was so excited! When ever it is some “activity time” for him, suddenly he becomes the most adorable kid respecting his mum like never before, lol.

Well, it was a messy time, we planned, and so I did not get along any brush for him. I wanted some sensory touch, rather a visual sensory experience for him.

Materials Required :

Creating wall art

  1. Colour tubs : I used Faber Castell water colours here. Since they are non toxic and harmless to delicate hands of lil munchkins, I prefer them over others.
  2. Mixing colour plate : To mix out and make secondary colours
  3. Bird cut outs : I got some 5-7 bird cut outs from a thick art sheet
  4. Goggly Eyes
  5. Glue Dots
  6. Messy sheet, since this ought to be a messy activity.

How we went making the Wall Art :

Wall art and craft for kids

  1. We took bird shape cut outs one at a time and my preschooler coloured it using both his hands. Using both hands helps in development of right and left both sides of the brain. He let his thumb and index finger into the colours and dabbed it. Then he tried making circular patterns to colour the white bird. He smiled and cheered, yes he was enjoying.
  2. We made some 4 birds, some with one colour, some mixing different colours. Then let the colour dry for 5minutes.
  3. Once dried,  he put googly eyes on the bird (wherever he wanted;)). I thought I will find eyes in the tail, some in the body. But oh my, he put them all correctly.
  4. Now, we were ready for our colourful wall art.

Decorating wall with colourful birds :

  1. What we needed were just glue drops. Applying the glue drops to the bird, my son went on arranging them on the wall.
  2. I asked what pattern you wish to make and he said, I’ll draw straight line out of 4 birds. Well he did that, sticking one bird on top of another.

Our wall was ready and we moved towards our story telling and informative session related to our colourful birds.

Why not catch on creative cardboard / popsicle craft activity for kids.

Developmental Skills from this colourful activity : For Toddlers, preschoolers

  1. Sensory activation : Since there was no brush, so all the colouring was in the form of making impressions / dabbing/ smearing across. Painting using hands, fingers helps a child get visual and sensory experience. (It will be messy, let that be)
  2. Cognitive : Decision making involves type of bird, colouring it up, forming different shapes. Identifying the beak, tail, feathers for bird was another one. We explained how the birds looked, some were small, some big, some were in a flying position and so on.
  3. Colour : It was a good colour revision and we even made out secondary colours from the primary ones. We made “Brown” colour mixing Red and green and decided to make a tree trunk out of it for next art:)
  4. Creativity : After designing the art, we did a small informative session, in which discovered some 3-4 birds near our house. We figured, tried to copy how they chirped , colours they had and so on. We even ended with a story telling session, narrating the story of “Dove and an Ant”.

Time Involved :

Preparation : 10 minutes (cutting out bird shapes and readying the requisites)

Making time (colouring + pasting) : 20-25 minutes, while chatting, singing with the bird theme.

And in just 30-35 minutes, there come s a “Happy baby”, highly energetic to share it with his friends!

Try it out with your child and I’m sure, they will love doing this activity. Let them be messy, allow their creativity!

Be creative,

Bbye!

Jhilmil

Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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31 Comments

  1. Besties Notepad says:

    That’s one fun activity to do with kids..will try with my daughter!

  2. Sensory activities for kids are so important especially as they grow, my nephew loves sensory work the messier the better lol.

  3. What a great way to spend your time with your son. And he seems to love this special moment with his mum! I know that there are many kids who would run away!😂 Just this morning we had a playdate with other mum and kids creating our own designer tshirts with paints. Yes it was messy but the kids loved it and the tshirts came out very cute. Mine 2y daughter just did a simple hand prints but she got to choose the colors and paint them herself the colors and smeared her hand on the tshirt.

  4. Awesome. My wife and I are always looking for fun new craft and art ideas for our 20 month old.

  5. What a great idea, my Daughter has a wall that we could do this with and she loves her art x

  6. That’s lovely! Kids love such vibrant colors! My daughter talks to our wall decal every day lol!

  7. I just love this! My daughter would love to do this. She’s all about art and she adores birds.

  8. What a fun way to snaz up the walls in a child’s room! Asking them to help is even more fun!

  9. Interesting post! This is infact an amazing way to bond with the kids aswell. I am definitely going to share this post with my friends who have kids. 🙂

  10. This is awesome! I am going to try this activity with my daughter. I have all the materials required for this activity and I am going to do it today only. 🙂

  11. This is really a colorful wall art for children’s room. I loved those big eyes as they are so looking so real. I will try to make it with help of my kids.

  12. What a cute idea, so easy to do for holiday’s – would make a nice gift for a family member too

  13. I’m a fan of wall arts. Thank you for this great post.

  14. This infct is a fun activiy to do with the kids and make your room look cute too.

  15. This is so fun!

    I don’t have any kids but I kinda want to try this just for me…

  16. Very cute, very creative and it actually looks great! It helps with the bonding process as well as with the creativity for a child! I will share this with my sister in law for her little ones!

  17. fashionenzymes says:

    That a really fun activity, I will surely share this with my sister my law. She will be glad to have this and practice this with her kids.

  18. Looks like beautiful birds that you put there on the wall. They are so cute and I love the eyes on them.

    1. ha ha, thank you so much!

  19. This is a great idea. My nephew and niece will love this wall art idea. I will surprise them next time they visit.

  20. I love the idea of a story at the end of any activity. It makes kids very exciting and they look forward to other upcoming events.

    1. actually it is a sort of double bonus for them..Thanks

  21. Whoa! I wish I had these options while growing up!

    1. ha ha, don’t regret, do that now as well with a child:). You’ll feel pleased.

  22. what a lovely idea, it’s so much fun! I’m sure kids love it! great!

  23. This looks like a really fun but also productive thing to doing with kids. I think people can underestimate how much placing kids in environments can positively effect their development. This seems like one of those activities!

    1. Yes, a creative development plays a great role in a kids upbringing. Thanks

  24. Super colorful! This is an awesome learn activity and cute to look at too.

  25. We love creative days at my home, such fun to get kids to explore, create and use their imagination.

  26. Wowo very nice. My daughter loves painting butbi am not good in that. Even i get Flintobox for her. Its good

  27. Omg how cute!!!! My daughter would love wall art like this in her room.

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