Trying to find a Christmas decoration that BB can do without too much help from me, is rather tricky. At almost 22months his fine motor stills are rather limited. Which is why these shaken paint ornaments are perfect for the under 2s.

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To make these shaken paint ornaments you will need:

  • Paint
  • Plastic baubles*
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Masking tape

*you don’t want to use the ones that you can split half, those would not work well here.

Gather all your paint together and let your little one choose a couple of colours for each bauble. BB choose 2 or 3 colours for each one.

shaken paint ornaments

Next pour some of the paint into the bauble. Depending on how young your little one is, this is a step that they could do. I let BB have a go at squeezing the paint in while I held it in place over the bauble. You can also add glitter if you so wish.

Then make sure you tape up the opening well as the next step is to shake the bauble to spread the paint around.

shaken paint ornaments

When your little one has had enough of shaking it, you can either leave the tape on and just leave it to dry. Or you can take the tape and turn it upside down to dry and let the excess paint out.

We left ours for a few days. Mainly because I forgot about them! Well they are dry, add the top of the bauble and hang it on your Christmas tree for everyone to admire.

If you enjoyed this shaken paint bauble be sure to check out my Christmas sensory bag and festive felts.

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Easy to make shaken paint ornament.  Great Christmas craft for toddlers.