With tissues in hand we headed outside for some much needed sunshine this morning. Even with sniffles and snuffles we still had fun.
Easel painting is always a favourite with my girls no matter when it is set up and now that I have two girls there are times that I like to set up the painting a little differently to allow them to enjoy the experience together, side by side. We don't own two easels or a double sided one but we do have the ugliest fence in the street (I'm sure it must be!) and so I put it to good use.
You will need...
Paper - of your choice - we used white easel paper this morning
Paint - choose any (celmix, water, acrylic) but remember water based are better if you don't want your kids to permanently paint your fence
Pegs - to hold your paper up
Brushes - or whatever you'd like to paint with (rollers, toothbrushes, sticks etc)
Hang the paper up at your child's level using pegs. If your fence doesn't allow for pegs like ours does, just tie a line of string, wool or fine rope on to your fence to hang the paper instead.
Secure your pots of paint in a low bucket, tray or pot holder.
Let the kids enjoy painting their paper and when they've finished leave the paintings to dry in the sun.
We live on a street corner so this activity can sometimes stop traffic. The pedestrians stop to ask what we are up to. One day I think it would be fun to get them involved too by hanging the paper on the other side of the fence. What do you think?