Pin It now! Last week (before he got sick) I decided to try something new with Dawson. I decided to let him paint. Scary, huh?! That's what I thought, too, but he did SO well and it wasn't nearly as messy as I thought it was going to be! (I stripped him down to his diaper and took off his highchair cover just in case) It definitely helped that we were using washable paint. They ain't kidding when they call it washable! When he was finished I was able to wipe it off his hands with a washcloth. I still gave him a bath but really there was no need to.
I got the idea to do this after seeing this project over at Funny Days with Mommy and Maddie. She is always posting such fun and creative things. I love her blog! Anyway, I did things a little bit different because I don't have any contact paper (nor do I know where to find it. I've tried. Help!) and because Dawson is only 14 months old and this is his first time painting.
First I drew an outline of a polar bear and a snowman. Then I cut them out and taped them to a white piece of cardstock (I'm glad I decided to use cardstock because I think Dawson would have tore through regular paper.) And then I let Dawson paint. I was able to get some really good pictures of him painting thanks to Christina from Three A's and a C, she has the same camera as I do and she told me about a feature that I didn't know about.
Sorry for the picture overload but they are all too cute not to share. He had SO much fun. (Don't you just LOVE his smile?!)
I had to rotate the paper around as he was painting (actually he was more like stabbing the paper with the paint brush but it worked!) or else only one spot would have been painted. He did so good though!
When he was finished and after the paint dried I peeled off the snowman and polar bear that I taped on there. A little bit of paint got under the paper so it didn't turn out perfect but I love it. I had to give them each a face to make them a little cuter.
I can't wait to start doing more crafts with him again. We've been in a little bit of a slump but the success of his first painting has me excited to do more!