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On to paint!
I realized that we had still never done the acorn painting that was the catalyst for having Mamma Rae send me a huge box of acorns! So today we got out some of those acorns and lots of paint and got busy.
She loved this and went crazy for a few minutes. The she turned and looked at me and said "Mommy we did this at school. What else can we do?" This preschool is KILLING ME! Stealing all my ideas and acorn painting excitement? How rude! (okay obviously part of me is thrilled that they are doing fun and interesting activities with natural items) So we moved on.
We headed outside and collected a bunch of interesting items and brought them back inside.
Then I told Sam that she could try out all of these items as paint brushes! She was curious for a while and carefully tested out each item to see what it would look like. Then her experimenting turned into this.
Finally we wanted to attempt some paint mixing like I had seen over at Let the Children Play . They are doing some really fun things with paint and water right now. This one is mixing a couple kinds of paint and flour (we added water because I put WAY too much flour in the bowl). After mixing she then got to finger paint with the concoction.
The Nitty Gritty!
The collecting was good outside time for us today, and Sam sat painting happily for over an hour.
Still can't find the link for the acorn painting. I would love to give credit where credit is due, so if you have seen it out there before please let me know.
Let the children play has a tutorial for the flower mixing and a lot of other "potion making" kind of painting.