Jane and Sam actually playing together – art play no less – and not fighting each other to the death. I couldn’t believe it! Water painting is now my favorite art activity hands down.
The (other) best things about this activity:
- All you need is a paintbrush and water
- There’s absolutely no mess
- It’s hours of entertainment since kids and water are notoriously inseparable
We started out with painting the deck. Then Jane moved to painting pieces of colored construction paper.
And Sam – of course – moved to drinking the “paint.”
If you’re like us and have a hard time finding activities suitable for both your young-still-puts-everything-in-his-mouth-toddler and older toddler, this is the perfect activity. Another great idea: use edible paints like these puff and edible paint recipes from toddler tastes or this edible paint recipe from hands on : as we grow.
LEARN! Fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, balancing and holding objects, imaginative play