Baby’s first Pinterest Art

I am not an artsy person. However, I am extremely sentimental. When I was little, I saved my unused napkin from Disney World because it has the pretty picture and quote on it.

All that to say, if you are a sentimental Mamma, that is all the skill set you need.

Naturally, this all began with Pinterest. I was inspired by discovering a recipe for safe,homemade finger paint¬†while trying to find sensory activities for my 9 month old. From there, I decided to make a canvas painting. Then, I thought to add the words of my son’s favorite song. I went to Hobby Lobby and fortunately found all of my main components to be 50% off. Score.

What you need:

  • Finger paint
  • Canvas
  • Scrapbooking Letters
  • Dropcloth (in my case, plastic tablecloth)
  • Baby wipes and paper towels

What you do:

  1. Make baby paint.
  2. Putt scrapbook letters on the canvas in whatever phrase you want on the canvas. Get creative…baby’s name, favorite song, nursery rhyme, or Bible verse.
  3. Lay out project on a dropcloth. We opted for outside. First, it is easier to be messy. Second, better lighting=better pictures of baby painting for the first time.
  4. Plop paint on the canvas and brace yourself.
  5. Be flexible. Sure, my son got grass all over the canvas. But I decided I liked it better. It’s part of the memory.
  6. Allow to dry. This could take longer than normal paint.
  7. Peel off scrapbook letters, if you prefer.
  8. Mount the masterpiece in your home. Bonus idea: hang pictures of your baby painting around the masterpiece.

This was such a special project, and it cost less than $10. Did it come out Pinterest perfect? No, but it is now the most valuable, cherished piece of art in our home. My husband, mom, and I could not stop laughing as we watched my son explore this new endeavor.

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