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Painting for All Ages
Wanting Dooter to have a chance to try some painting, I decided to pour half into a couple of squeeze bottles, knowing that if it was just in bowls, they would likely end upside down on the floor. And he would eat the flowers. Yay for making painting work for multiple ages!!
In order to make the experience go more smoothly, I got Yummy set up and started before Dooter, knowing that once she was going she would be fine to work independently for a little while while I made sure Dooter didn't spray the kitchen full of bright sticky paint.
After Yummy was settled in with her two bowls of paint, some crocus paintbrushes and a large sheet of paper, I put Dooter in his highchair with a big sheet of paper on the tray and handed him the squeeze bottles. He loved being involved, and enjoyed the slippery paint between his fingers!
I would love to hear what helps when you do art with multiple ages!
Yummy at Work
Dooter the Artist
The milk paint was a bit stinky (powdered milk always kind of stinks to me), but it dried with a shiny finish which ended up really pretty!
Here are the completed masterpieces:
This activity uses these Elements of Art:
- Colour: colour mixing
- Texture: using real texture with thick paint and natural materials as tools and media