Monday, April 18, 2011

Bambino Academy - Fun With Paint

Experience with paint was one thing high on my list for C this year. Not just your regular brush, paint and easel experience though. Painting with everything and anything on things of various shapes, textures and sizes.

Today he had buckets of sensory fun on his little toes. All of that paint squishing between them, he was giggling with delight, whilst trying not to slip over in the bucket of paint that is!

Whilst we set up his feet painting experience he was asking lots of questions about the various items as I laid them out on the grass. I hadn't told him what we doing, except that it was painting. Finally, after we were ready to get started he looked around and asked, "But what I am going to paint with mum?" "Your feet, darling" I said, with a big grin .... sheer delight was written all over his face!

One colour at a time, he dipped, squished and wriggled and then walked along the paper sheets to the bucket of water at the other end. When that colour was empty we rinsed the bucket and changed colours.

Of course you simply cannot set up a fun painting experience like this and expect that the bigger kids will simply stand by and watch. Oh no, they all had their turns and loved it.

We used poster paint, which is thinner and runnier so our foot prints didn't show up as well as they could have, but we now have a colourful footprint mural gracing the hall.

I plan sharing lots more fun painting experiences with C over the coming weeks and months.

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Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

What a blast I bet your kids had! Fun, outdoors, painting, and getting messy! Great combination!

Thanks for playing with us at It's Playtime last week - I really hope for you to come play with us again this Thursday!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Michelle said...

Oh this is brilliant! I happen to have a large roll of packing paper that I was trying to figure out what I could use it for. I've got to remember this for when the weather gets better around here.

ReneeK said...

How fun my kids would love this. I have enjoyed your blog and am a new follower.

Tracey M. said...

There are so many fun things to do with paint, and we don't explore them enough yet. Thanks for this great and very tactile idea. We'll have to try it.

Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids said...

Love the green grass and the warm 'looking' weather. We are finally starting to green up, so this will soon be great fun!

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