When A was 15 months old, she painted for the first time. We used the Crayola Beginnings Paintbrushes. They worked just fine. I would have liked something a bit easier for her to handle, but it worked. We framed her first painting in our living room.
Ever since I read this blog post from Sew Liberated, I knew I wanted to have A paint on canvas. I don't know why, but I thought I'd save it for her second birthday. We almost forgot to do it, and I don't have any photos of her painting, but we did it and I LOVE it.
I let A choose one color at a time and I would squirt only that color on a separate piece of paper for her to dip and paint with. Then we would move to the next color. I did pick the colors out myself, but she chose the order and how she wanted to paint. I held the canvas and the whole project took less than five minutes. Now all we need to do is figure out where to display this masterpiece!