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Blotto art – foster your kid’s imagination

blotto artA fun art project that always allured kids with its surprise element. What is really fascinating about blotto art is that each time your kids reveal a new painting; No two are ever the same.

To create a blotto painting:

  • fold a white paper in half,
  • open it to put drops of  paint in the center,
  • close it again and rub gently the paper to help spread the paint
  • and finally open it to reveal your surprise blotto art!

blotto artUnfolding the paper was really fun! The look of surprise on Nady’s face was priceless. Each time and before revealing the painting, he was trying to imagine what it looks like. We did so many and it was hard to stop this project, Nady showed full admiration.

blotto artblotto artblotto artIt’s a great fun project to fire your kids imagination. After revealing the final blotto paint, ask your kiddo what he can see and enjoy their creative imagination.

All parents should favor the imagination of their children and feed this power. It’s like revealing the natural genius in them. A child with a good imagination is a happy child. He is more alert and present ability to cope with life’s changes, and more likely to grow into a secure adult.

Imagination ignites the forces of creativity in your children. A creative child, is not necessary growing into an artist adult. Creative people see things in different ways and find solutions to problems others might miss. Problem solving and innovative thinking begins with the power of imagination. Leaders are creative people!Back to our blotto project, to extend the fun we decided to add objects to the paintings after giving them identity. We enjoyed sticking wiggling eyes, feathers, pompoms…

blotto artblotto artLeave the freedom of imagination to your kids, don’t force a yellow spot to be the sun, sit back and watch him spark his brain to forge imagination pathways of its own.

The first few years are really important for your children mental development, expose your toddlers to new experiences especially the pretend play to help them grow up as problem solvers.

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let him create his own outfit with washable colors

washable colors

My son is my inspiration! he gives me ideas for the fun games we do together! He is a little artist, in love with colors! Give him a pen and he will draw everywhere except on the paper 🙂

Washable colors are a perfect invention! Let your child enjoy his free drawing and design his own outfit!

washable colors

When i handed him the colors without a paper, he felt something different this time, he was surprised. I am sure he thought: Mamma went nuts! He didn’t hear me saying “be careful not to draw on your cloth or the wall or… or…

All i had to do is a single dot on this tshirt to make him go crazy!

washable colors

The space was all his, for a totally free drawing everywhere! Really everywhere! He was beyond happy, expressing his joy with colors.

washable colors

It’s very important to give your child from time to time a free messy play with no restrictions or rules! Of course a safe one! Messy play is designed with children’s natural curiosity in mind. It unleashes their creativity, builds self-confidence and self-esteem. They develop concentration, problem-solving and planning. Nady was so proud of himself, and i was proud to see him leading the game! he is the boss and I was just talking to him to help boost his language skills and teach him colors!

washable colors

Love his creation tshirt! he also drew on the shorts to match 🙂

washable colors

He was really happy and it made me happy as well. I wrote happy on his tshirt.

It’s a brilliant idea, practical, safe and guilt free. Just put it in the washing machine and it will be ready for another piece of art the next day!

washable colors

Just be happy!

homemade bathtub paint


Bath time is always fun, why not make it even more fun by introducing paint to your baby. “Safe paint” made by you at home. Great idea when it’s inconvenient to go out and play.

Sensory play are very important to your babies and toddlers, they can experience stimulation of their senses. In other words your kids discover and understand life through their senses.

I spotted this recipe while surfing on the net. Very Easy and simple, only 4 ingredients:


  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baby shampoo
  • 4-5 drops of food coloring
  • 2-3 tbsp water

Use a tear free shampoo, so when it gets into the eyes, it’s not the end of the fun.

I put the colors in separate disposable containers, no need to wash later, just throw them.



Now set up is ready… steady, gooooo

Bathtub picasso!


It was also fun for me, i was using my photography skills!


Nady’s chef d’oeuvre!



Can’t be more fun!


If you’re worried about cleaning, it did wipe away very easy with only water. No food coloring stains.

We loved the game… happy bath time!

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