Now I know that now everyone is as relaxed as I am when it comes to kids painting and the mess it can create. But the summer is a great time to try and lower your worry factor and get painting outdoors.
The key to being more relaxed is preparation, so get a big bowl of soapy water and a towel ready for cleanups. I have even been known to take the hosepipe to the boys to clean them up or bath them in the paddling pool.
We are big fans of the large rolls of paper that you can get from Ikea.
- Painting doesn’t always have to do done with a paintbrush and by using carpet squares you are introducing new textures to your child.
- I love the idea of painting with water pistols. it would be fab to cover the fence with paper and it would be great fun too.
- If you want to contain the mess to a specific area, they way not try ball painting in the paddling pool. This is on our to do list for the summer holidays.
- We love sidewalk or pavement paint. it is so easy to make your own and is just so much fun and a different take on just using chalk
- How about using bouncing balls to paint with. This is another activity on our summer to do list. It is a great skill to pick up wet and slippy bouncing balls.
- My boys love to feel paint between their toes and we often make footprint wrapping paper.
- When you are feeling a little more adventurous, then give this fantastic Ice cube painting with insects ago. It is is wonderful activity that would be perfect for a warm summer day.
I am happy to be participating in HOP FOR HOPE, which is a blog hop dedicated to Savannah Hope who is the new daughter of Heather from Crayon Box Chronicles. Savannah Hope was diagnosed in utero with life-threatening birth defect of the diaphragm, congenital diaphragmatic hernia. You can read more of Savannah Hope’s journey here.
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