Last Tuesday was another cold, rainy day, so we did something a little different. I'd bought a set of paints at a second-hand toy store when we were in Chicago last year, and this is the first time I'd gotten it out. My hesitation? A slight fear of messiness, perhaps? But mainly that we'd always had plenty of other things to do and didn't need something new.
Anyway, Courtney and I went to this site and chose and printed some pages to color. I used the laser printer to make sure we didn't have smeary lines when they got wet.
When I asked her if she wanted to paint the pictures instead of color them with markers, she got very excited! She didn't know Grandma had paints stashed away. ;) She was eager to get to work!
I could tell she was an experienced painter (daycare and Kindergarten Connection). She was VERY NEAT, and did a great job!
She was also thrilled with the number of paint colors there were. "I wish we had this many colors at school." They were such nice colors, too... and yes, washable. :)
She insisted I paint a picture, too, so I did. I loved it! It just felt good to be putting those pretty, bright colors down. Then I insisted she let me do another one. ;) We had so much fun.
She obviously is more modern in her color choices and combinations. I kinda stuck to the "old-fashioned" way of painting. I think mine look kind of boring compared to hers. Have a look... and click the collage to enlarge it!
I foresee a lot more painting in our future. But I'll try not to use up all the paints when she's not here. ;)