Friday 17 June 2016

Finger painting Fun


Im really impressed with Lily today and so I feel its something to write a little post about. 

Lily has never been a big fan of painting, she doesn't like the mess and so much to my disappointment I have got it out a few times to do it and she just doesn't want to. Im not going to force her to do it and so I just kept trying on new occasions to encourage her. 

Today I decided to try a new painting activity with her as well as do some paintings for Daddy for Fathers Day. The activity we did I will be blogging about later. But I was really impressed because she sat down and happily had a really good go about it. She made 5 paintings and I normally get about half a paper from her. So this is a real improvement and Im so excited to be able to try and do new painting activities on a more regular basis now. 

But then for her last painting she did something that really shocked me. Stuck her finger in the paint. Lily hates her hands getting messy so for her to do that it was a big step towards more messy fun! She dabbed her finger on the paper and realised it made a mark and then did more.. and more. Lily was finger painting and I could not believe it!

She didn't complain once about the paint on her fingers. 


So here is Lily's first ever Finger Painting at 18 months old. 




13 comments:

  1. I have no idea how I'll ever cope with the mess of art. My baby is 10 months old x

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  2. I have no idea how I'll ever cope with the mess of art. My baby is 10 months old x

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  3. Great job Lily! Noah was like that too, one day he just got it and didn't mind the mess anymore!

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  4. Bless her!! Gorgeous photos

    Kirsty Fox

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  5. Love painting with my 3yo but my 18mo just sits there eating the paint (homemade edible)

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  6. So many children don't like getting their hands dirty! Well done lily

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  7. So many children don't like getting their hands dirty! Well done lily

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  8. Now that Lily is painting, you will soon have lots of artwork. One craft you might want to try (yourself, not Lily) is to turn the most attractive pictures into paperweights to use as gifts for various relatives. You can find resin & moulds for making paperweights easily on the internet. That way Lily's grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. will have a unique piece of art that won't get torn and is actually useful.

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  9. I have wanted to do painting with my little girl but she puts everything in her mouth. Worried about her eating it

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  10. I have put all my niece's paintings in a scrapbook. Children's paintings are made to treasure! x

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  11. My son was a bit funny at first getting his hands messy and preferred paint brush but now ok

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  12. Great painting Lily! i think getting messy is half the fun

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  13. Aww, well done Lily! My two are quite unabashed about getting messy with crafts as you know from my page. But that's certainly a step in the right direction :) They all do things at their own pace. Fingers crossed for more painty fun!

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