This is Rosie's Rain Day Plan:
Creating a masterpiece with your wee ones
1. Get a large art board (they can be ordered online or from any art store e.g. pearl paint).
2. Buy glitter, post paint, finger paint, sprinkles, anything creative that comes to mind (we’ve even used grains and large stencils…it is great to let the kids search for unusual things to use)
3. Let your wee ones go nuts painting all over until they lose interest. The key is to then keep it and then bring out the next time it is rainy and then let them pain again. They can use their hands, paintbrushes, sponges and learn about making different textures. I of course always put down a lot of paper to avoid mess and have a lot of wipes on hand! Best though just to let them get really into it before cleaning up.
4. Over the course of months they will create a completely amazing canvas that you can have framed and put up in your apartment.
*I have three – we’ve worked on one every year since my eldest son was born
Yesterday was the type of day where all M. wanted to do was stare at a screen - computer, ipod, TV, movies, etc. So, we got out some larger paper and different mediums. She started using oil pastels and switched to water colors.
This is all we've got before a friend came over, but we'll save it and work on it a little more. I've got sprinkles and glitter that she will be pretty excited about!
PS - Happy 11-11-11