I have a whole set of inexpensive white dishes that are in need of some adornment, so when I came across this rather abstract yet simple design, it really caught my eye. The other thing that grabbed my attention? The artist is a toddler! What a neat idea — letting your little ones design some dishes for gifts, special occasions, or even everyday use! Carla from Small + Friendly had her little one make a special cereal bowl for her husband as a birthday gift — she also has given it quite a few passes through the dishwasher since it was created, and the design has held up perfectly. As Carla herself says, one of the greatest things about letting your little artists express themselves is giving them the opportunity to enjoy seeing their creations put to use — what a great way to encourage their creativity as well as preserve their handiwork in a useful way!
Read more from Carla about the very simple tools and techniques for this project: DIY: Toddler Art Dishware on Small + Friendly
MORE TODDLER-FRIENDLY ART ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
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• Kid-Created Bubble Art
• Turn Your Kids' Art into Pillows
(Image: Carla from Small + Friendly)