If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know how much we love messy play. Every monday is ‘messy monday’ in our house. We always try and do something arty, whether it’s colouring in or doing some sensory play.
Today we had a mini grass fight in the garden and decided to use the mess that we’d made into a picture. I couldn’t find Evie’s paintbrush anywhere so inspired by fork flower painting we grabbed some cutlery and set to work.
To add the mud and grass simply run a line of glue along the bottom of the picture. I will pre-warn you, toddlers and glue do not mix very well! I had to separate Evie’s hand from the paper several times. Even though it was only pritt stick, it is surprisingly sticky!
Evie had fun blowing the grass off her hand and onto the picture…well everywhere really. She found it hilarious when she sneezed and the grass flew in the paint.
She then sprinkled the mud all over it the picture and her feet after first trying to eat it. I guess I was a bit silly giving a toddler whose just started to feed herself a fork and a bowl. No wonder she was confused.
Then she made some flower stems with the fork…well she tried.
This was such fun little craft to do and was really easy to put together. I’m not sure that Evie will be the next Picasso, but I’m happy she put the paint on the paper and didn’t eat it for the first time in 17 months! What do you think of her flower garden?
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What activities have you been doing lately? Would you try fork flower painting with your little one?