The girls are always asking to paint, paint, paint. This was a weekday night, and I took out the brushes and stuff.
Suddenly inspired, I doodled pictures for them to paint, copying from a colouring book they had. Figured it might be more interesting than yet another rainbow. Or tree and house scene.
Surprised myself! Haha.
The elder girl requested a castle, no surprises there.
She was very pleased with her castle, and started to very earnestly try to make it ALL PINK.
Before I knew it, someone had a green palm. Then when I next looked, the entire back of her hand (and parts of arm!) where similarly hulked. *fainted*
“Why is your WHOLE HAND green, B?” I asked in horror.
“Cos this is finger painting.” She replied, not missing a beat. O.O
Suffice to say, it took a lot of washing up. Ah well, have to keep telling myself to chill and have fun.
|The end result, somewhat.|
I couldn’t resist intervening to make my balloon doodle less of a totally green swamp thing. So our friend did the green ‘fields’, and I coloured the hot air balloon. I really enjoyed it! Painting is therapeutic!
K started having fun decorating her castle with a giant flower, drawing in a sun… but somewhat lost steam when it came to the turrets. No stress, just paint what you like. Free play here…
The next day, I was pleasantly surprised to see it up on the kids’ room wall! My helper had deemed it pretty enough to put up! Haha. Pleased!