One thing we’ve never done a lot of is painting. I have a complete complex about mess and dread anything ‘messy play’ in case our house gets destroyed. But recently I caved in and thought I’d see how LP found painting for the first time.
We had a coverall and block paints that we’d bought at Ikea a while back and we won some paint pens from Beebies Baby Store last Christmas which we dusted off. LP couldn’t quite get used to the block paints – having to wet the brush, then wet the paint and mix it up was a bit too difficult for LP and so I think next time we’ll choose standard poster paint!
The paint pens were great though, you just squeeze for the paint to come out and they’re a lot less messy than poster paint and a brush – just a bit limited on colour choices! LP coped really well with these pens and knew exactly what to do!
Our first painting experience was fun and not that messy, surprisingly! I have now asked LP’s grandparents to buy her an easel for her Birthday at the end of the month and I have already got a box full of poster paints to use. I can see our future being full of toddler creativity!