Kids are simply amazing. If we parents and caretakers can have enough strength and will to hold ourselves back and observe, their ingenuity and creativity is profound and quite a site to behold (and not to mention to learn from).
Yesterday we set up the easel. We added yellow and blue paint and some glitter just for fun. I watched him create green from the yellow and blue (and discover that himself). I watched him pat the easel, sweep the easel, dot the easel and finally, as usual, I watched him paint his hands and slap the palm of his hand on the paper.Â We watched the yellow, blue and green paint dry on the paper in a beautiful way. Then he asked for purple paint.
Then I went into the kitchen to pick up when I heard: “Mom, look, I’m painting with my finger tips! Come, do this with me! Look at that…!”
When I walked over I saw him doing a very cool thing. As I mentioned, after the yellow, blue and green paint has set in a little and dried on the paper, he had asked for purple paint. Then used the tip of his finger to “scrap” the paper to make some really cool designs, a version of “resist” painting.
All you need is paint and paper. Then add a little patience and observation…and voila. Brilliance in the making…
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