Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wordful Wednesday

 Can you guess who did this?

Yep, this was done by our two year old.  At Thanksgiving, my sister-in-law brought canvases and fingerpaints for the kids to create their own works of art.  Needless to say they had a blast creating their own masterpieces.  

All you need:
  • fingerpaints
  • canvases (Michaels sells inexpensive canvases and they often have circulars in the Sunday paper with 40% off coupons)
  • a vinyl tablecloth (or use a garbage bag that has been cut open to cover the table or floor)
  • paintbrushes (if your have older children)
  • dixie cups (cut down to size which will help avoid accidental spills) to hold the paint  and one full-size one to hold water to clean the brushes
  • old clothes or smocks if you have them
  • patience (it is probably going to be a messy process so try to avoid the urge to clean as they paint)
  • wet paper towels or rags to clean up the kids and to wipe down their clothes
This was very easy to clean up.  Now we can  say we have an original work of art, probably the only one we will ever own.  You can get your very own masterpiece for under $10 or give one as a gift.  If you have older children three canvases hung side-by-side on the wall would look fashionable in a family room or playroom.

*Since I am incapable of just posting a picture without commentary, I figured participating in Wordful Wednesday was more my style!  For more Wordful Wednesday, visit Seven Clown Circus


Pam Ponder said...

you have a little artist on your hands!!

Ms Bibi said...

So cute. I remember when my kids loved finger painting.

B Sparkly said...

very cute and fun looking:) Can i do this with my 15 month old son or is he to young?

Mrsblogalot said...

This is a great idea. Especially for a gift!

J. L. W. said...

My daughter was only a little over two when she did this. If your little one likes to play with pudding and whipped cream, he will probably have fun with this. That was what we started out with. I just wanted to make sure my daughter didn't didn't eat the paint.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is so beautiful and cool.

They must be SO proud!

Lourie said...

my kids would not finger paint. It doesn't come from me...I loved getting messy as a kid. My husband is very fussy about his hands. I guess I will have to invest in surgical gloves. HAHA.

The painting came out great.

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Melissa said...

I LOVE this!!! I hate "mess," but I may have to give in and give this a try. My son is three (just turned 3). Do you perhaps have any insight or recommendations for me?... I seriously don't do messy well, but I love the outcome of this project and think the process would be fun (assuming I can handle the "mess").

- Melissa

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