On Saturday, I read Jennie’s post about a brilliant messy art session, which started off with a plan to paint some stones and led to some glorious toddler body art as the twins decided it would be more interesting to paint themselves. I tweeted Jennie saying “I love this! Wonderful how E and W took it in the direction they wanted to and you let them. Child led play is the best!”
I was thinking about this on Sunday, when I gave Rabbit and Tiddler some paint in the garden while the big boys were at choir. I suggested that they might paint on the garage doors to start them off, and then waited to see what they would come up with next. They enjoyed painting the doors, and even painted the handle with black paint. (Unfortunately I forgot to warn daddy!) After a few minutes, Rabbit asked if she could paint some stones. We have quite a good collection of stones, rocks and shells, and they spent a lot of time painting them, and Tiddler also painted a piece of wood. Monkey joined in when he got back from choir, and then Owl had a go later in the evening. It didn’t lead to any total body art this time, although Rabbit did paint her hand and made a lovely gold handprint on the table!