Although it didn’t come out of her clothes entirely, I’d still say this was worth it!
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Our set up: Crayola tempera paint in red, toddler paintbrushes, craft sticks, a large canvas, and GLITTER!! On glitter: I’m not sure if all kids love glitter, but Danger just loves it. I would never limit Danger to just one color of glitter – oh, the horror – and so I put out both red and gold for this art project.
In true form, Danger went straight for the glitter, chanting over and over again, “open peez, open!” It took some convincing that there was more to our activity than just getting to shake the glitter containers.
She started off small, just kind of dragging the craft sticks through the paint, but soon was letting her wild side shine through. What do I mean by that? Well, she started painting with her bottom. Not the bottom of the paintbrush – oh, no – HER bottom.
She enjoyed experimenting with other body parts as well.
When she stood up, she looked like Dexter after a killing spree (that reference was for you, Bec)!
Dad joined us for this activity and got to see the creative zone Danger gets into. Needless to say, this activity was a hit and had her running around gleefully… Until she skid along the sidewalk on her knees. The trouble was, we couldn’t tell if she was hurt because of all the red paint!
She dusted herself off, saddled up right next to her painting, and picked up right where she left off. What a trooper! We added glitter and a little more paint and then she was satisfied.
Although the paint did not come out of her clothes like the bottle says it would, it washed out for the most part. The way we see it, we now have a dedicated set of painting clothes!
The next day I asked her what she saw in the painting, and here is what she said:
“Dog,” as she pointed at the top in the middle.
“Cat,” as she pointed at the bottom left.
“Cow” when she turned the entire painting sideways.
Sarah traded in senior executives for sippy cups and now shares her loves of crafts and laughter at Ruffles and Rain Boots. Read more about Sarah here and be sure to follow the fun and creativity on Twitter or Pinterest.