Saturday, May 5, 2012

Painting

Zilla is 4 years old
Mega is 1 yr. 9 mo. old

I enjoy doing art/craft projects.  However, I have very little patience when it comes to doing them with kids.  The mess... the possibilities they miss... the short attention span... you get the picture.  
Out of all the art forms perhaps my least favorite to do with kids is painting.  Since we live in a small space and don't own the place I am very hesitant to do major painting projects indoors.  Also, putting paint into the hands of a 1 yr old is just asking for trouble!

Here is the first page.  Things were pretty simple as they started out. 

After a while of brush painting we shifted to shaped sponges.  They quickly figured out that the same sponge stamped in the same place but with 2 different colors looks pretty cool! 

 Zilla has been curious about color mixing for a while.  He was very serious about intentionally making additional colors.

 Mix master at work

 We all enjoyed the custom colors.



A video of Zilla's instructions for painting a snail

Work complete!
We painted until we ran out of paint!

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Your kids are so sweet :) I'm sure they love that you took a day with them to paint! They did a great job!