One of our favorite days to introduce a toddler to painting is with brayers. The handles are chunkier than paint brushes so they are easier to hold. The roller bar glides easily, allowing larger movements. Using the brayer works the entire arm and shoulder, too, strengthening fine motor skills. We’ve also found that some toddlers feel more comfortable approaching a painting activity when they have the choice to use a brayer.
Using brayers with paint
What you will need:
You can roll the paint directly on paper, or on other materials, such as bubble wrap.
Making prints off objects:
Using brayers with glue:
Here are more fun ideas for toddlers:
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