My preschooler likes to paint.
I’m not very artistic even though I love visiting Pink and Green mama for inspiration with art. I’m trying to find different ways to encourage this creative side and not allow my lack of paint creativity hinder my children’s obvious enjoyment of using paint. Usually they have an unstrucutred art activity. Here’s the paint choices. Which do you want? Here are the paper choices- which do you want? Choose 3 -5 sheets. Then they go wild for a while.
Today I worked together with the preschooler on this piece. It’s a joint effort. I think it is pretty obvious where I helped and what he did. 🙂
We experimented with a picture and crayons today then washed it all with watered down paint.
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………….. The cat sat on the mat:)
What we achieved today: Creative moment…calming time….focus…..concentration…achievement and a big smile.
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Deborah Stewart says
That’s looking pretty good to me:) He did look like he was really concentrating and relaxing.
He was. I was totally amazed at how calm and still he was. He totally loved it and we got some unstructured time afterwards.
Thank you Deborah. Love to see what you do at Little fingers that play. Thanks for stopping by.