So I've been feeling a little guilty about crafting much less with Ariel than I did with Angel when she was this age. Thus, for this week's Creativity 521, I wanted to conduct an activity in which the little sister could participate in a no-holds-barred manner where she could be free to use her imagination, have fun splashing with colours and create a beautiful mess.
Yes, I'm referring to PAINTING! In addition to the usual painting, I thought it would be great to have something not just fun but sensory as well, so we decided to try out ICE CUBE PAINTING! How did it turn out? Well, I would say it was really, really cool.
1) Finger paint
2) Wooden sticks
3) Ice cube tray
4) Drawing block
Tip: If you are using acrylic paint or other paint that is thick enough, you can add some water so as to save on paint. You would need to have a substantial amount of paint in each compartment so that removal becomes easier later on.
Tip: If you are really concerned about what goes into your fridge, use an ice cube tray with a lid and forget about the sticks. This tray was used for freezing puree when Ariel was younger and it now functions as a designated art and craft tray.
The good thing was that they used up every single drop of paint and had to reluctantly stop when we ran out of supply.
Although this was more of an activity I wanted for the little one, it turned out that Angel had just as much fun too! See? She even discovered that when the paint on her paper was thick enough, she could use the stick to make drawings and she even wrote all of our names on it. It's great to know that kids have their own thoughts and imagination, right?
As for Ariel, well, these were her first finger painting artworks. They might look very simple but I think they would make great memories for us.
As for those big smiles on their faces, priceless. Yay to our first experience with ice cube painting!
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