This morning I thought I would give the finger painting another try. Virginia loves playing with the tube of paint, but not so much with her fingers. I decided to dig though my art bag and find some of my oil painting brushes that are not in the best shape. I let her have two of my brushes and showed her how to dip the brushes in the paint.
BINGO!!! We have an artist. Maybe just a very clean artist. Which I laugh at because when I was a child and was taking painting lessons I would come home with paint all over me, my hair, and even in my ears. Virginia loved painting with the paint brush. If she did manage to get paint on her finger she quickly came over to me to have it washed off. I just laughed watching her have so much fun painting. I do believe she may also become a water color artist like her grandma because she really enjoyed dipping the brush in the water and mixing the colors on the paper. I can't wait til she gets older and we can do more crafts together.
I also attempted to get a hand print of Virginia. Since at the hospital they only did a foot print. I was a lazy mom and didn't get a hand print when she was a baby. This was a challenge since Virginia hates getting stuff on her hands. I did my hand print first so she could see how it is done. She just gave me the duck face like you expect me to get paint all over my hand, "You Crazy!" But I was a little sneaky and gave her the paint brush in one hand and I quickly painted her other hand. Still it took me a few tries to get a good print.
As you can see in the pictures, I am crazy and let her finger paint in the house with white carpet. I just spread out the blanket that my good friend Susan Roberts gave Virginia when she was a baby. I use that blanket for everything. I wasn't to worried since the paint is washable. I heart Crayola and all their washable kid products. Now I am off to clean up everything since Dora has caught Virginia's attention and she is done with the paint.
Also as a added bonus here are a few pictures of Virginia enjoying some of the chocolate pudding we made yesterday! Guess she doesn't mind a mess on her face.