Our first finger painting experience was a study in two different approaches.
This one painted nicely at first, even when I told her she could use her hands. She did this with her first birthday cake. Just little pinches. She does not like messy hands.
Then it became a contest to see how much paint you could fit on a brush.
Then it was all in.
This is my attempt to teach that red and blue make purple. Apparently, not in finger paint.
This one started off with one mission:
To see which paint color tasted better.
After the sad realization that this was not, in fact, candy paint, he piddled a bit.
But then the great big world called to him.
He heeded the call to go. This was his quest, to follow that star, no matter how painful, no matter how far....
The world needed painting, and he was just the one to do it.
All in all, a great activity, approved by both daughter and