We have started to have some fun with paints recently and the boy is really beginning to enjoy himself now that he has realised he doesn’t HAVE to get his hands really messy.
I had a few new potatoes in the vegetable basket that had started to go a bit sprouty so, using a small sharp kitchen knife, I cut these in half and carved out shapes into the surface to use as stamps.
I managed a square, a triangle, a rectangle, an oval and a crescent. I’m afraid my attempt at a star was terribly wonky so that went straight in the bin!
I then squeezed a few blobs of coloured paint into an old plastic food tray and let the boy go to work on some white card.
We used this as an opportunity to practice some shape recognition with him selecting the correct shape from the selection of potato shapes in front of him and he did pretty well.
We even turned one attempt into a birthday card for a friend.
I am so pleased that he is beginning to enjoy painting and appears to be getting over his initial fears. We even got a bit messy this time!
We are also linking up with The Monday Kid Corner and Tuesday Tots.