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!