Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mess Free Painting {Painting with Babies}

Hello readers Ashlee from Loving Naturally here once again, to touch on the topic of painting: in our case painting with an energetic, wall drawing, toddler.

In our home we opt for a mess free alternative that allows Little A to explore her creativity and this mummy to save her sanity in a rental property.

For us we use WATER. Plain, simple, straight from the tap, water.

Doing this can keep Little A and Miss L busy for hours, creating and recreating as the water dries.

Sometimes they will paint onto their blackboard that they have already drawn on, making watercolours. Watching the chalk wash away and spread over the board. mixing the colours. As the water dries so too does the chalk, creating new and interesting images.

You can use a range of things to create these works of art and with no mess or damage to things; there is no worry or stress of cleaning up after your kids.

If they are outside you tip the water out in the garden and leave their brushes etc to dry. If indoors, wipe with a towel and you are done.

So simple so easy and so much fun for the kiddies!

When we feel like getting creative with colour at bath time, we will use Daddy's left over shaving cream, add a couple drops of food colouring and paint our tiles. (NB please be careful: the food colouring may stain some tiles or grout.) Doing this is a super easy cleanup​ and lots of fun for all, with the odd cream beard here and there. If you don't have shaving cream around, you can always make a delightful bubble foam from dish soap, essential oils and water (and food colouring) mixed in a blender to get a very similar effect.

This month we are giving away a Grimm's Wooden Heart Rattle. All you have to do is share how your baby plays with paint, for all the fine print click here.

If you liked this you may also like No Mess Baby Painting. Just click the picture to read all about it!

Please always supervise your infant/child at play.  Please stay within arms reach and never leave infants/children unattended.  You know you're infant/child best, use your own judgement-considering your infant/child's temperament, habits, behaviour and development before you play with a new play medium.

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