We love crafting and DIY-ing in this house and little Danger definitely gets to show off her creativity a few times a week.
On Sunday, Jeff needed to get some yard work done to prepare for the guys coming to install our new windows (insert mini happy dance here), but Elise wanted to help. Yard tools and 17 month olds are not a good combination in my opinion, so a stationary project was in order.
It was such a lovely day so I chose to move our crafting to the front walk. We sat in the shade of one of the large oaks and took to it.
I could never seem to find water colors with an age-appropriateness rating under 3, so I just decided that we would try the most 17 month-old friendly ones I could find. We really love the Melissa & Doug (M&D) brand for their wooden toys and puzzles, and their jumbo water color set was just as impressive. I set aside the small brush it came with and paired the set with the new M&D toddler paint brushes I scored from eBay. Woo hoo!
Watercolors were not as messy as I thought and Danger was memorized at how her paint brush was “coloring.” She uses her crayons a few times a week so she thinks sidewalk chalk, painting with finger paints and now water colors are coloring. I think it’s awesome that she is getting to create something.
As with most of her artwork, we hung the pieces up for this week’s garland in her play space. Sometimes we use it as a teaching tool but mostly she sits, looks up at her art and smiles. And that makes me smile.