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I’m excited about all the awesome things the little guy and I have been up to lately. And one of my favorites is definitely his perfect for tiny toddler hands art journaling kit.
I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking for art supplies that would work well for the little guy as he starts hangin’ out with his mama and making art. I wanted him to have his own stuff that was just the right size for his little hands.
Like I said, I’m over the moon about this and I’m sure he is too. I love all things Montessori-inspired and that was sort of the feel that I was going for with this project hence the wooden tray and metal pails.
What’s in our perfect for tiny toddler hands art journaling kit at the moment?
These are the supplies that the little guy is currently using.
Why go out of your way to find and buy toddler-sized art supplies?
Why not? Seriously, though. They’re the perfect size for tiny toddler hands and he loves the fact that he has his own supplies. Obviously, he still wants to use my stuff too, but if I tell him to go get something of his, he knows exactly where it’s at. I love that he gets so excited about making art, though. And encouraging creativity is what’s really important to this mama.
Do I worry about a young toddler having access to art supplies?
Nah. Not so much. I mean, think about it. The only space in our home where art supplies are always out is in the studio. For the most part, he knows the rules. I don’t really have to worry about him putting anything in his mouth or writing on things he shouldn’t. And if he’s in the studio, I of course am too. He can’t really get into too much trouble with me right there.
Use your best mama judgement. If you have a toddler who still puts things into his or her mouth, I’d definitely wait to introduce art supplies like these. And as always, make sure everything you do is 100% supervised. Safety is of course more important than anything else. If you have any doubts, don’t do it.
Why did I choose these specific containers for our toddler art journaling kit?
The distressed tray was something I found at Michael’s and fell in love with. It’s almost more of a really shallow crate than a tray, so there’s less of a chance of him accidentally tipping it over when he’s carrying it. The galvanized pails are shallow too and fit perfectly, so it was definitely a happy accident. Lol…
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