Friday, June 29, 2012

Finger painting in the tub

It's been SO hot here lately, I don't want to go outside and Bean runs herself ragged in the heat until her cheeks are bright red and she's a sweaty, limp-noodle shell of her normal self. I have been trying to think of things to do inside, but she's been getting bored easily.

I had bought some Crayola fingerpaint and had a genius idea: Let her go paint crazy in the bathtub! The paints are washable, right? So why not let her paint the tub and herself and then just wash it all down the drain when she's had her fill?!

Yesterday, an hour before lunchtime, that's what I decided to let her do. She wasn't sure what she was supposed to do at first, but it didn't take long for her to jump in. She had the tub and herself covered in no time! I think she loved to have the paint squishing between her fingers, she loved seeing the colors bright on the wall and on her skin. She was entertained for over an hour with only 4 blobs of finger paint. I will definitely be doing this again!

I was relieved when the paint did wash off easily. The paint that had dried came off with a quick swipe of a wet washcloth and the paint that had dried on her skin came off with her normal baby bodywash (California Baby) - no scrubbing required!!


Anonymous said...

Genius! I love it! She looks like she had a blast and a half :)

mom2mandn said...

I have thought about doing that. Looks like i need to go buy some paint.