Eye Dropper Art for Toddlers

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Eye dropping art is a great way to get toddlers interesting in their creative sides. Learn about eye dropper art for toddlers with help from a graphic designer and illustrator in this free video clip.

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Hey everyone, this is Gene and I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I've been working for about the last 15 years in the field and today we're going to look at something fun that you can do with your toddler and it involves this eye dropper here. We're going to do some eye dropper art. Very basic and very safe and, I mean, let's face it, toddlers they laugh at anything. So here we go. Take a look. Alright, so obviously, unless your toddler is the Mozart of painting, they're probably not going to be interacting with you to the great extent if you're going to try to teach them water coloring painting. BUT, everybody likes to finger paint. So let's talk about some quick fun you can have with an eye dropper and we got one right here. What I'm going to do is I'm going to take some child safe water color paint and I got some water here and make sure you use some bright colors. So I'm just going to take and really saturate the brush and pick maybe this bright orange orange here. Get a bunch of paint and a bunch of color in there and once you got quite a bit in there, just take your eye dropper and you can pull it right out of the actual water color paint. And as you can see, I got some in here now. And I'll flip it upside down so that I don't lose any. Now one of the things you can do is just give it a quick little splat on to the page. And obviously the thinner the eye dropper nozzle is the wider the splat is going to be. But from here, I would just let the toddler, let your child just play around a little bit and just see how creative they can get with their hands before we introduce something as dexterity challenging as a paint brush in to the equation. And, of course, you can do this with different colors. Just remember to clean out the brush as well as you can. And just really make sure that you, I'm going to jump in to green now; make sure that you really super, super saturate the color with paint and with water so that you can pick it up with the eye dropper fairly easily. And, well you know, I mean obviously, you're not painting the next great American masterpiece here. But, you know, introduce a little bit of color to it and just see where your child goes. You never know. Maybe you do have the next child prodigy on your hands and maybe instead of just making a bunch of finger prints like I just did, you know, get some smearing going. Just make sure that you use the child safe water color paint in case your child puts his hands back in his mouth or something. We don't want anything that's going to hurt him. So there you go. That's basically a quick little idea you can do and with your child and have a little bit of fun. So there you have it. Who knew that you could do so much with such a little tiny object as an eye dropper. Thanks for watching and we're see you the next time.

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