Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chilly Saturday Morning Paint Fest.

This morning we woke up with a sleepy, crabby little guy.  Normally we like to take it easy on Saturday mornings since our daddy typically has to work.  After a relaxing breakfast and some fussy-kid pampering, I gave in to the big kids' request for setting up the paints. 
We have had a cool snap in the weather, so while we wait for the sun to warm us up, the kids have been happily painting away at the kitchen table for most of the morning.  Sometimes I tell myself it is such a pain to get out the paints, but honestly the "big mess" is always worth it in the end!
I love the creativity of kids. They found one of our baby board books and went to work copying the images and words on their pages to create their own animal pages. We are going to put some of the favorite pieces into their "All About Me" books.
This is only a fraction of all the pages they have completed so far today!

If you are looking for a fun activity for your kiddies on these chilly Fall mornings, break out the paints and hand them a board book for educational references photos.  What a great exercise in painting, fine-motor skills, reading practice, and art!
Speaking of ART, be sure to enter our "Decorate your Mask" contest going on NOW. So far, your chances of winning are REALLY good!  Decorate a mask and enter your photo on Facebook to win an amazing original necklace! OR let your child decorate a mask to win a $10 Hobby Lobby gift card! The contest ends on October 26th. Check out the details here! Let your little artists go to work today!

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edward Degas



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