I want to share a special craft time I was able to enjoy with my daughter last weekend when my husband was stuck at work. A lot of you know, my daughter isn’t *quite* old enough to craft much with me yet; I do most of my projects after she has gone to bed! But recently, I pinned a great suggestion for fingerpainting without the mess. And with the two of us able to enjoy a girls’ day – it seemed like the perfect time to try it out!
Well, she loved it after I gave her a paintbrush, anyway. She hates getting messy, so she wouldn’t even touch it with her fingers!
We went with a smaller version of the setup I saw originally, posted at The Hippie Housewife:
All you do is slide a piece of paper into a ziploc baggie (I trimmed it down to fit, of course):
Add a little paint (all I had on-hand were acrylics, but they worked just fine for some light-duty play), and tape it onto your work surface.
Then just let your kiddo paint! Raya “painted” for a good 30 minutes – that’s a lot of concentration for someone 17 months old. :)
She’s thinking about touching it with one finger here… she never did get the courage, though.
Let me show off one more thing before you’re off to enjoy the rest of your day: they made gifts with the kids at school for Mother’s Day. So on Friday, I picked her up and received this:
This was apparently also intended to come with a handprint… and wouldn’t you know, she refused to touch the paint there, too. That’s okay, I still get cute photos of her after she played so hard her hair got all messy. ;)