I was at Boarders the other day stalking their 30% off kids books and found a art smock and fingerpaint paper pad that I just couldn’t pass up. I am sick and tired of using my old t-shirts for Lil’s craft covers. They do a crappy job and occasionally I need to wear the shirts again and lo and behold they are stained with washable paint. I think the smock and the paper pad were about $4 a piece and I found out they are totally worth it.
We started out with some slick stick crayons. (I highly recommend these crayons. The colors are bold and bright.)
Next came the paint.
I decided to do a folded butterfly painting and Lily was all for it.
I don’t think she had enough paint on the paper because when I pressed the pages together there was hardly anything on the second side.
So Lil added more paint. (apparently I didn’t get any pictures of the finished butterfly.)
I realized that Lily mostly fingerpaints with her palms, so I showed her how to just use her fingertips.
Lots of circles and spirals were the outcome.
I am so happy with the smock. It kept Lily clean and was easy to clean off. I totally wish I would have broke down and bought one months ago.