On the fun:easy (smug:lazy) continuum, this art project sits firmly in the easy (lazy) camp.
I found these Easter themed trays in a shop for a dollar each just before Easter – I think they are intended to mould your own chocolate eggs? That was never going to happen. But I thought they were nice and bright and would come in useful for some kind of sorting / paint activity.
So, in a quiet moment the other day while the (slightly miserable, still suffering from a cold) 10month old napped – I set the nearly-3 and 5 year olds up with a painting activity.
The dimples in this tray are fairly small and numerous so we had a larger than usual array of colours. And, to avoid battling over the paint brushes / having to clean four million paint brushes, I thought this might be an excellent moment to try a bit of pointillism.
Q-tips at the ready…
And they’re off –
This is one of those activities that works well for different age groups. My 5 year old spent a long time making repeating patterns, and the nearly-3 year old was a little more free and easy with the colour scheme.
Anyway I gave them a huge sheet of watercolour paper and they worked on them very dilligently for quite a while:
You can guess which ones made the ‘save’ pile.