A few weeks ago I found myself looking for a quick activity to keep Annabelle occupied while I made dinner. Since I didn’t want to start setting up a full-blown-messy-craft, I decided to try Water Painting.
Water Painting is exactly what it sounds like…painting, but with water. This summer Annabelle and her little cousins entertained themselves “painting” my aunt’s fence, à la The Karate Kid. A bucket of water and some paint brushes was all it took to keep the three of them happily occupied. I thought the same idea might work, on a smaller scale, as an inside activity.
I let her pick what color paper she wanted to “paint” and then I filled her paint cup with water, gave her a brush and she was on her painting way…
Like the Mess-Free Finger Painting I tried with her a few months ago, this was a a super neat craft. Plus, it was a great way to teach her about water by examining what the paper looks (and feels) like when it’s wet and seeing what happens when the water dries. (Spoiler: It disappears!)