3. UNSHARPENED pencils
6. Wheels that had fallen almost immediately off of a dollar store motorcycle
We talked about each item and predicted which we thought we would enjoy painting with the most. Not surprisingly, Eli thought his favorite would be the motorcycle wheels. Also not surprisingly, was that Abby agreed with Eli. Abby loves LOVES her brother. Let's just say that I will never be able to use the cliche "Well Abby, would jump off of a bridge/cliff/tall building if Eli did?" because she totally would.
|I discovered that this was great for Abby and her fine motor skills...working to paint in a designated area.|
After we finished, we all decided that the feather was the most fun. Our prediction was wrong! I even took a moment while they were painting to use my own feather to paint the front of some blank note cards. After we finished with our experimental painting we did some free painting. The kids used any tool they wanted and went crazy...I mean, as crazy as a mom will let her kids get when painting.
|You are not seeing any cute kid faces becuase they are not wearing any clothes. My favorite time to paint is after we take off pajamas and before we get dressed for the day.|
|This was messy, but we had a really great time. I also thought it would be fun to do this again with all food (potatoes, celery, apples) or things from outside (sticks, rocks, leaves).|
Let me know the most random object you use for your painting!!