Toddler Painting Station

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About: Eric J. Wilhelm is the founder of Instructables. He has a Ph.D. from MIT in Mechanical Engineering. Eric believes in making technology accessible through understanding, and strives to inspire others to lear...

After replacing the seat of some kid's chairs, I offered the child a chance to paint the chairs.  I made a painting station in a large cardboard box, and inside taped several paper cups to hold different colors of paint.  You'll note in the pictures that there's only a little bit of paint on the street.  If we painted on newspaper, I'm sure the paper would have blown away and the cups tipped over.  This was so successful, I was able to leave Corvidae (2.4 years old) painting and focus on cutting plywood for the seats.     

We used interior latex paint, which was amazingly easy to wash off of hands, arms, forehead, etc...  

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    13 Discussions

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    foobear

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Cute kid and lucky too! Where is finished chair photo?

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    Lindie

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I think your Toddler painting station is cool!

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    caitlinsdad

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Umm, give your kid some paints and tell them to play in the street is only an expression... Looks like someone doing donuts in that cul-de-sac.