It is fun when kids get to the age where they can use paint and crayons and all sorts of other good art materials. Henry is just getting to that age. Paint and crayons occasionally still make it to his mouth but we have the non-toxic stuff so I am hoping a tiny bit won’t hurt.
The other day, we worked on a collaborative piece on a big canvas. I have (embarrassingly) had the canvas for multiple years, intending to paint something on it. I finally decided that the kids would enjoy it much more, so we headed outside and brought the paint along.
Once we had finished (or so I thought), Eleanor decided that she wanted to paint the back too. How clever, never wasting a space. Once the back was completed, we let it dry and now the reddish brown canvas with Henry’s bum print hangs right over our fireplace.
The aftermath, though, required the garden hose.