I attempt to entertain Reagan’s requests to do various activities. Lately, she has been asking to paint…’I paint’. I’ve said this multiple times, but I really do need to get my butt in gear and get a variety of colors for my daughter to work with. Blue and pink, although lovely, are getting a bit old.
Instead of pulling out the paint brushes, I decided that we would do some stamp painting with an apple, which turned into stamp painting with a potato, animal crackers and pretzels. Who would have thought that food could be so much fun to paint with! Our project got cut short, when daddy started watching a motorcycle race on the computer. I was left high and dry by my 18 month old for her daddy and motorcycles… whatever floats her boat!
Paint- in our case…washable
Plate- or paint dish
Reagan and I talked about the color of the outside of the apple and the various colors on the inside of the apple. We talked about the stem and the seeds and how apple trees grow from apple seeds! I then attempted to sing her the Johhny Apple Seed Song, which I butchered, thank god for youtube! The apple that I used was small, so Reagan was able to hold the cut half in her hand. I showed Reagan what to do and off she went!
Earlier that day, I pulled out a bag of 6 or 7 potatoes that I had completely forgot about that needed to be trashed. I brought one over to the table and talked to Reagan about why we couldn’t/shouldn’t eat the potato anymore. I cut out different shapes and designs on various potato pieces to be used as stamps.
Reagan spotted a few pieces of her left over snack on the table and asked to paint with them…’I paint pretzel and manimals’. So we painted with pretzels and animals!
Reagan painted for about 20 minutes before she quickly moved to her daddy’s lap to watch motorcycle racing… a girl after her dads heart!