Baby G was getting a little bored of painting and I can understand cause it’s not for everyone, painting every day. So I needed to change it up cause Fro Baby loves to paint and I like how painting keeps her quite for some time. So I came up with something a little different after staring at some empty glue bottles for far too long.
This idea is not new for the girls seeing how we’ve done Squeeze Bottle Sidewalk Chalk before. So after I got the idea I mixed up some quick paint (Jello based paint, not written yet) in the glue bottles and sat them in the refrigerator overnight. (It’s daddies day to watch them in the morning this is the perfect activity to keep them busy until I return)
In the morning I pulled them out and setup the invitation to play and left. When I came home I was expecting to see some beautiful art work but instead I walked in to my Tiny Tots sitting, watching TV and eating a bowl of cereal with their dad. So I started making lunch and slowly but surely they both made their way in the play/creative room and was exploring the now paint bottles.
After about a few seconds Baby G asked me “What’s dis?” Queue Teacher Mommy to step in now and explain that they can squirt paint and show them both how to do it. (Fro Baby does work with glue but we use more glues sticks than squirt glue. I don’t like glue messes.)
First Fro Baby tried her best to paint in the lines like I was doing and she was doing pretty well but the paint is a little runny so it was spreading. That’s when she went to just squirting in the lines.
Baby G was happy to just squirt the paint onto the paper. As the colors that she was using started to blend she became fascinated with the colors and started to blend them more. She began picking differ colors and watching how they swirled and how they spread into each other.
This was kind of a new reaction for me to see from Baby G. I have noticed that she has been exploring a little more and observing changes in things. This has the wheels in my head turning and I can’t wait to play with Baby G one on one.