Halloween Cookie Cutter Art

 

N’s very first art activity, Toddler Art with Flour Paint, was a spectacular success! We both enjoyed it so much that it didn’t take me long to set up his next art project: Halloween Cookie Cutter Art!

The cookie cutters and the purple and orange paint gave some seasonal flair. I made the same simple, vibrant, completely taste-safe homemade paint that we’d used for the previous project. Suprisingly, N didn’t mouth anything this time, for the first time in any activity!

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

(N was 1 year and 3 months old.)

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Materials for Halloween Cookie Cutter Art:

  • Flour.
  • Water.
  • Food coloring or gel food coloring. Liquid watercolors are a good option if you don’t need taste-safe paint.
  • Paper plates or bowls to hold the paint (optional).
  • Halloween cookie cutters.
  • Cardboard to paint on.
  • Shower liner or similar to cover the ground (optional).

 

I have the recipe for the flour paint in the other post {here}. I thought the “pure” yellow and blue turned out ever so slightly more vibrant than the orange and purple, but they were still very nice.

To make it easier to put the cookie cutters into the paint, I used paper plates this time. If you wanted to, you could simply put the paint straight on the cardboard or the shower liner.

I didn’t get a picture until N had already pulled the cookie cutter out of the purple paint ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

He didn’t really care much about the cookie cutters at this point and just wanted to stick his hands in the paint ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

A lot more of the paint ended up on the shower liner as opposed to the cardboard this time.

He didn’t disregard the cookie cutters completely

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

but he never made any actual prints with them.

Instead, he turned the paper plate into a canvas with his hands

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

and spent quite a bit of time squishing paint between his fingers ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

He was really “all in” the paint!

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

At one point, he even sat in it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

This actually resulted in the only cookie cutter print we ended up with – on his butt!

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

It may not have been traditional cookie cutter art, but N had an absolute blast! Looks like he’s quite the process artist ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Super fun Halloween Cookie Cutter Art for toddlers, using simple and colorful homemade, taste-safe paint!

 

Have you tried cookie cutter art with your toddler? How did it go? Leave a comment below!

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Looking for more cookie cutter art ideas?

E made Cookie Cutter Hearts for Valentine’s Day almost three years ago.

Love, Play, Learn has a different spin on Halloween Cookie Cutter Painting.

No Time for Flash Cards made an Alphabet Painting with Cookie Cutters.

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Here are a few more toddler art activities to try:

Outdoor Window Painting

Bubble Wrap Painting and Printing

Painting in a Box

Stomp Painting from Fun Handprint Art

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