Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Painting May Flowers

This activity was suppose to be a Mother's Day gift for Jacob's grandmothers but we had a new birth in the family and schedules were mixed up and we did not have a chance to make them. I wanted to go ahead and make them and send them on their way. We are having a very cool, rainy week so no better time!
I always start by getting my supplies together. I have a cheap little table that is just Jake's height that we use, although all the paint washes right off! The most important supply is the baby wipes to clean accidents right away or to wipe hands! The flower pot at the bottom of the picture came from Tip Junky. If you haven't checked out that site, spend a little time over there! There are a lot of neat ideas!
We made two pictures one for each grandmother. Because this activity included many steps I put one paper on the table at a time and then quickly pulled them down in between steps. I had another paper available for Jake to free paint on so that he did not get frustrated. We did one color then switched to the other paper.
Here is his free paint paper. See him mimicking me painting his hand to make a hand-print on the papers.

I think they turned out pretty cute and who doesn't want to see a sweet, little, fat hand-print?!?

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