This year, for Halloween, Annabelle and I made a trick or treat bag to match her purple butterfly costume.
Then I held the stencil in place so she could paint, letting her pick the colors as she went. I told her to tap the brush instead of sweeping it along the canvas. She was really careful to stay in the stencil and she kept repeating “tap, tap, tap” softly as she went. We even used the inside of the stencil to make a few of the butterflies.