Oh how my daughter loves to paint! Most mornings she wakes up and heads to the playroom right after breakfast and declares, “I’m ready to paint.” Today she painted a beautiful picture for her brother of the mountains, I love her imagination. While she is painting we talk about what colors mix together and make other colors, how she might be a famous illustrator or artist someday, or I just watch her create. It is almost as if she goes into her own little world as she paints. Yes, it is messy. The messier the better, in her opinion anyway. We like to change things up as we paint, so sometimes we paint on rocks, outside with water on the fence or deck, large butcher paper, cardboard boxes, cards, etc. We also like to use a variety of things to paint with. Our favorites include: finger paint, squeeze paint, paint with glitter in it, bathtub paint, dot painters, color wonders finger paint, window chalk (like paint on the window available at Target!), and even pudding! We mix up the tools as well. Sometimes it is our fingers, paint brushes, sponges, toothbrushes, toothpicks, apples, potatoes, corn on the cob, Q-tips, cotton balls…endless possibilities! It really is a lot of fun for her and me. I look forward to hearing your ideas for painting! Thanks for reading.