Thank you so much for all of the suggestions on indoor activities, it is so nice to have new things to add to our routine. Yesterday we did Scarlette’s very first art project and I was so excited!
A few people recommended ziplock baggie painting and I decided to try that first because I had everything on hand for it. And also? It totally validated all those years I spent hoarding 367 bottles of making memories paints.
I had never heard of this but it is genius and turned out to be a super easy project. You just add some drops of paint into a ziplock bag! I figured that I’d want to include it in my Project Life album this week so I slipped a couple of the 3×4 cards in a ziplock bag along with some paint (pink, to celebrate Valentine’s Day!)
I taped the ziplock bag to the tray on the high chair because this is my child we’re dealing with and I’m pretty sure she could figure out how to open a ziplock bag full of paint if given the chance. And since we don’t actually own any washable paint, that seemed like something I might like to avoid.
Apparently we also don’t own any normal tape and that’s why I taped it down with washi tape. This is what happens when you marry a scrapbooker. You are all “honey, where’s the tape?” and that’s how you end up with pink flowers holding together the tear on your tennis bag. He’s a lucky man, my husband.
Needless to say, this project was a total hit. Scarlette laughed and smeared the paint around for at least half an hour. I discovered that taking the paper out early on and then giving the bag back to her with just the paint in it was the best way to keep the paper from getting torn. Thanks so much to those of you who recommended this, it was a bright spot in our cold, foggy day!