Thursday, January 29, 2015

TBT: Paint

For this week's Throw Back Thursday post, I'm going to be featuring one of our favorite art mediums; paint. 

Painting has always been one of Erik's favorite activities. We've spent many hours painting, and I bet we spend hundreds more before he's grown. Paint is so versatile: you can make your own or buy it, it can be as cheap or as expensive as you choose, it can be edible or not, indoors or out. It's a great way for a child to create something unique to them with a lot more freedom than a crayon gives. It can be a great activity for fine motor skills, sensory play, learning colors, and so much more! Here are some of the ways we've enjoyed paint over the last several years.

Finger painting with store bought washable paints

Making pretty glossy creations with this easy home made (and edible) paint

Doing tape resist art with multiple types of paint (watercolors might not have been my best idea)

Making Mono-Prints with our favorite finger paint

Paint the sidewalk with this easy DIY sidewalk chalk paint

Make a brush out of a tree branch, great for Christmas time!

Get baby in on the fun with easy edible finger paint

Paint the perfect snow scene with ingredients from your pantry

Paint the bathtub then wash all the mess away with ease

Make stamps out of spuds

Toys make excellent paint "brushes", especially cars and trucks

We always love to learn about new ways to play with our favorite materials, let us know what you love to do with paint in the comments!

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