Monday's are my stay at home day with Logan. We usually go out twice a day. Once in the morning to run an errand. And once in the afternoon to walk around the neighborhood, visit the petting zoo or go to a playground. But this morning it was raining and it was pouring.
I decided to get out the paint and paintbrushes and let my son channel his inner Picasso.
I always make sure I've got these things on hand:
- an old tablecloth to protect the table
- big sheets of drawing paper
- an apron
- paint in a few different colors
- baby wipes
I don't use a paint palette. I squeeze some paint right on to the paper and let my toddler use the paintbrushes to smear it out. We used smaller and broader paint brushes to see the different effects. My son dropped his brush on to the floor a couple of times. We have a wooden floor so it's easy to wipe up the paint when it's still wet.
|The end result!|
After about 10 to 15 minutes my son says: "Done". We wipe down his hands (and his face as well) and take of the apron.
There was one thing I didn't think about though: making sure the cat wasn't around!
I found little green paw prints on my chair and table. I guess the cat likes painting too ;-)
What are your favorite activities to do with your toddler on a rainy day?