{Play} Accidental Art: Paint Blot Prints

June 21, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

“How do you come up with all these ideas?” my friends who read the blog ask.

I would so love to take credit for everything here and pretend I have some unsurpassed level of creativity and energy, but really the kids often are the ones who inspire the activities we end up doing.

Many times what they’re just exploring or playing around with turns out to be a “legitimate” craft or type of art so I can blog about it under a label – like these Paint Blot Prints or Blotto Prints (depending on where you’re from) that Jane exclaimed that she “made up all by herself” a few weeks ago:

We both had so much fun with these that we’re definitely doing this again (now that we know what to call them)!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own paint blot creations:


  • paint
  • foldable paper
  • optional: markers and glitter & other crafty items


There are endless ways to create with this painting concept. Here are some fabulous ideas to inspire you!

How have you and your child been creative with Paint Blot Art?

LEARN!  Symmetry, process art

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