It’s summer, so just about everything we’re doing over here has taken us outside. And I also have a 10-month old who’s far happier outside than in, so I’m busy dreaming up all sorts of things that will keep my 3-year old entertained in the great outdoors. This project could also be easily set up inside — just add a drop cloth to protect your floors!
This would be a fun project for a birthday or block party — with more kids involved the enthusiasm would be sure to build!
- Fence or Wall
- Large Sheets or Rolls of Paper
- Bowls filled with Paint. I used Tempera Paint
- Paper Tape
- Large Brushes
I taped sheets of paper to a fence, placed bowls of paint on the ground with some textured foam brushes, and my daughter took it from there.
I’ve noticed that N has been particular about keeping her paint colors separated! She kept each brush in its color, and that was that! This hasn’t always been the case; when N was younger she was more invested in mixing paint than applying it to paper.
Do your kids have a favorite way to paint?
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