Painting is always a hit in our home. Big D loves it. From mixing the colors to painting on paper, pumpkins, himself – it’s all great.
But every now and then painting with a paint brush or his fingers seems to not interest him. On those days I take a quick look around to see how we can make it different. This week it was painting with a Cotton Tip Applicator aka Q-tip and placing the paint (mixed with a little water) inside those things that use to make ice.
When he was done asking “wahs daht?” and pretending to clean his ears, he got down to business.
Here’s a list of other things you can use to paint –
- cotton balls
- mini cupcake baking tins to hold the paint
- string or yarn, dipped in the paint
- if you have trees in your yard a quick hunt for some leaves or pine needle branch
And sometimes painting on a new surface can bring back the fun. One of Big D’s favorites is foil. The shine of it mixed with the paint is what I think makes it fun.