It’s never too early to dabble in the arts. Introduce your curious little bundle to a world of colors — and don’t be afraid to get messy! We roved the web and found a slew of art projects you can do at home with your baby or toddler. Click through our photo album and get ready to do everything from footprint stamps to flyswatter paintings.

Paper Plate Painting

Paper plates make perfect palettes for babes working hard to get hands moving. Be sure to lay out a blanket or smock ... and go ahead and get down and dirty with them! From mixing colors to using brushes, this is a nice introduction to the world of painting. For more tips, read what mom of two Debs says on her blog Learn With Play At Home.

Photo: Courtesy of LearnWithPlayAtHome.

How have you introduced your baby to arts and crafts? Tell us in the comments below.

— Gabby Cullen