We bought poster paints, brushes, and an ice cube tray for mixing. I mixed the paint with water, as suggested by Ian, so she can dip and paint directly on the paper. I was not expecting much so we started with painting circles, then wavy lines, then lines in all directions. I think she loves to mix paints rather than painting so she spent the next hour mixing paints that resulted to different shades of brown.
|Here’s our work station with newspapers and her initial paintings with mine.|
And here’s Iya mixing her paints
And on to another medium…
When she was still months old I bought a little sack of color rocks. This one is supposedly made from soy and is safe for toddlers. I forgot about it and it was only a few months ago that I let her use it. It’s easier to hold than crayons. But, whenever she colors she has this attachment to orange. I would insist on using other colors to no avail hence her artworks are made from all shades of orange.
|Coloring with color rocks|
Playing with rocks… she usually forms them into flowers 🙂