March 30, 2012
We did some very messy painting today. I gave Red a flyswatter to paint with, and as you can imagine, it was difficult to keep the paint contained on the mat. I had several splatters across my hardwood floor, but thankfully, it is washable paint!
I have found that in these times of pure messiness, it is best to embrace it rather than try to fight it. Red spent most of the time painting his feet and legs with the flyswatter, and he ended up very colorful.
He also enjoyed exploring the flyswatter with the slick paint on it—lots of chances for sensory exploration.
My little artist wielding his paintbrush :)