Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers

This is a super simple craft activity for toddlers or preschoolers, or even older kids.  It’s easy to set up and easy to clean up, which I love!

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

With different festive cookie cutter shapes and different paint colours you could even turn this into an easy holiday craft – hearts for Valentine’s Day, trees and gingerbread men for Christmas, even shamrocks for St. Patrick’s day.

All you need are some paper plates, a couple of cookie cutters and some craft paint from the dollar store.

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

Pour a generous amount of paint into a paper plate:

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

Dip the cookie cutter into the paint:

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

Make sure the bottom is completely covered with paint:

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

And press the cookie cutter onto the paper:

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

   We did hearts and stars and my three year old had a blast with it! Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

Leave it to a toddler to figure out how to “paint” with the cookie cutters:

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

It’s great though, because at least they can have fun with it, and still end up with some perfect looking shapes.  I’m not sure, but I think the yellow star below is supposed to be a sun…?

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

If this cookie cutter painting isn’t fridge-worthy, I don’t know what is…  ; )

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

So, for my 3 year old who loves crafts, but gets tired of the same activities over and over, this is a super easy craft that you probably already have all the materials for!

Easy cookie cutter painting craft for preschoolers | onelittleproject.com

I definitely recommend giving this a try.  It’s so fast to get everything together, and the mess really is minimal.  Totally approved by this mom!

Debbie Signature

Did you enjoy this post?  Pull up a chair, and follow along by liking us on Facebook!

PS - Here's a list of my favourite link parties.

Related posts: