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I’ve got a lot of backlog on projects I want to put up here.  Somehow having a third baby has slowed things down a bit.  But, happy to report that we are getting back into some sort of a routine and certainly enjoying our new little girl.

The kids have been painting quite a bit lately, the back porch is open as the studio again so there is more space to make a mess.  We recently tried marbleized prints in shaving cream with liquid watercolors, which was quite fun.  I didn’t really follow any particular plan, though I am sure somewhere in the back of my mind there was a project I had seen, probably over at The Artful Parent.

Shaving Cream Painting

I filled up a tray with shaving cream and Eleanor squirted in a few colors from the watercolor bottles.  Then she used a chopstick as a swirler.  My initial thought was, “don’t swirl too much or the colors will turn brown”, but she kept going and her prints were much more interesting than the first one I did as an example.

Shaving Cream Painting

After a few prints, it turned a bit more mad scientist — she added water and about half a bottle of the magenta watercolor when I was not watching. I guess I would have preferred that she used a smaller amount but she sure was having fun and, after all, I did leave the box out for her to get into!

Shaving Cream Painting

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Eleanor has been at summer camp and Henry has been lamenting the fact that he is too young to join her. So, we have started “mama-Henry camp”. Things are going pretty well, as you can see!