My three year old grandson, Clayton, was visiting at my house this weekend and wanted to paint with his Nana. I gave him a 4 x 6 canvas board and let him play (with supervision, of course). He was so cute picking all the colors and painting them on. Then I put a palette knife in his hand and showed him how to pick up color and put it down. There is nothing like watching a child enjoy art, so free. We both had a great time!