I’ve been afraid to open the finger paints for a while. Eating yogurt is a contact sport at our house, so I could only imagine what damage would ensue with paint. I allowed N to get his art fix at his school for a while, but my creative side was eager to participate. So I moved past my fear of messy hands, draped the playroom in plastic and towels, and let the little artist go!
Although it didn’t last long, we had fun and it was a great start to our creative adventures. This Tuesday we are working on a Valentine’s Day project that I found on Pinterest. In reality, he’s 23-months-old, so mommy is doing more of the project, but he will get to share it with his classmates on Valentine’s Day. Check out my “Be Mine” board for your own Valentine’s inspiration.
We also had our first foray with markers recently. N enjoyed choosing his own colors and he usually gets their names right. Any color he forgets the name of is “green!” and he says it with enough confidence and pizzazz that I almost doubt myself. I knew he was particularly proud of one piece when he hugged the paper, smearing marker across his cheek. When we were all done, he put the markers in the box and said “buh-bye, Yellow,” to his favorite color. Excited about all of our upcoming art projects, to yellow I say, “see you soon.”