On Ava's first full day of school, Sidney threw herself on the floor and said,
"I just don't know how to play without Ava."
Ava is the best play mate that Sidney and Clara could ask for and they are quickly finding out that Mom is not nearly as much fun! So I've been searching through our art closet and looking online to come up with some ideas for when the kids are bored.
Painting with kids doesn't have to be messy. Sometimes we get out all our paints and paint brushes and art smocks and go to town painting, and sometimes we just get out water color paints. Even Clara (who is not yet 2) paints with water colors and doesn't require a huge clean up. Since school has started back up, the girls get out their watercolor paints almost every day!
If we have more time and I'm prepared for the girls to get a little messy, here are some more fun painting activities:
- PAINTING WITH PAINTERS TAPE
- PAINTING WITH ANYTHING BUT BRUSHES
Also try combs, rocks, toilet paper rolls, etc.
- MARBLE PAINTING
2. MELTY BEADS
3. SALT DOUGH
4. SUN CATCHERS
Or make your own!
5. NATURE ART
- BIRD FEEDER
- IMPRINTED LEAVES
- WORM CRAWLERS
6. SPACE GOOP
7. BODY TRACING
9. DRY ERASE FRIDGE ART
10. CUT & GLUE
- HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN THEIR NAME
Welcome back to school!!