Sam slept today! She actually took a nap. This is groundbreaking news in my life! But since we were headed to the gym when she woke up for some family pool time and workout time her long nap meant no time today for crafting. What is a mom (and blogger!) suppose to do?
Have the 21 month old do the project!
You can kind of see the toilet paper tube and the small balloon in the picture. Those were our painting instruments. And a big bowl of orange paint! Her job was to use the two tools to paint a pumpkin patch.
I talked to her about what the pumpkin patch looked like when we saw it, just like I would have talked to Sam. But she had way more fun doing things her own way then sticking with just making the circle, "pumpkin" shapes.
Like watching the paint drip off the balloon.
When Sam finally woke up from her nap she was intrigued by the painting that her sister had created and I had to promise her that tomorrow she could try out the project too.
Really fun to let Avery experiment with new tools and just have fun with paint! And great to see her doing it on her own and not just following Sam's lead all the time.
The Nitty Gritty!
So there are tons of different ways you can create with the image of the pumpkin and pumpkin patches. The web and blog world is just FULL of them. But some of my fellow preschool and kid-friendly bloggers passed along their great ideas to me and I think theses are just so cute and clever that I had to share them.
Child Central Station - painting a pumpkin patch with plungers and my inspiration for one of today's tools came from pumpkin patch painting with balloons; they also sewed pumpkins with kids as young as 2 which I think is an awesome idea!
Mama Pea Pod - suncatcher jack o'lanterns; these are SO cute and I think could be age appropriate for a lot of kids.
Red Ted Art's Blog - jar jack o'lanterns; and it is a vlog so that is super fun!
Kreative Resources - paper mache pumpkin; an awesome big paper mache pumpkin!
Like I said there are tons more I could have shared but these are just a few that I really liked. Enjoy and happy crafting!