DIY Palette Art – For Babies, Toddlers & Kids

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Izzy loves to paint and color, that’s why her birthday is going to be art themed.

Did you know that art involves self expression and a craft has rules or steps to it? If you have you child making handprints or putting buttons on certain areas of a canvas or paper… that’s not art. That’s okay, it’s important to work on following directions. Be sure to also give your child time for art, even if that means scribbles.

I love exposing Izzy to both arts and crafts because she needs time to just express herself with art and times to practice following directions or waiting for the next step.

Izzy’s Papa has a birthday today so I’m sharing how she created a special art gift for him with a little craftiness from me.


1. Gather Your Supplies

 1. Canvas or Wood Palette

2. Paint & Brush

I used acrylic paint, however please monitor your child closely if using that paint with them. If your child is likely to taste test the paint please  pick a non toxic paint. Use your own parental discretion when doing art and crafts.

3. Painter’s Tape and Scissors

2. Add the design or words you want with the painters tape

3. Let your child paint away

4. Once dry or dried with a hair dryer, pull off the painters tape

5. Gift it or enjoy it in your home

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XO Eryka

13 Comments Add yours

  1. I absolutely love this idea. I will be doing this with my kids for sure!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      They will love it! Have fun!

  2. Shannan says:

    What an adorable idea Eryka!!! Love how personal it is!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Shannan! She had so much fun

  3. Jacki says:

    This is an adorable idea!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Jacki

  4. Angel says:

    This is such a cute idea!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Angel! We had fun making it

    2. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Angel! Izzy had a blast

  5. Nicole says:

    What a great idea, I’ll do this with my kids soon!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      They will love it & it looks so nice hung up

  6. Raven Alexis says:

    She’s such a beauty! Arts & crafts with Izzy look so fun! =)

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      She had a blast

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