Day 9 of rain – Cabin fever is setting in. The children want to paint.
The thought of the mess is making me twitch. 5 more weeks to go…
Another wet summer holiday, the house has been taken over by the little people and things have gone awry as the wet weather sets in.
Like most 4-year-olds, Taylor loves painting. Ever since his first year at pre-school his creative side is ever increasing. I want to encourage this over summer before he starts reception, but can I handle the mess? Not just the paint itself, but getting it out. The pots, the brushes, the water; Which will inevitably be knocked over by the 1-year-old… No thank-you!
Taking this into consideration, so far this week we’ve painted approximately 32 pictures, and ‘treasure maps. And it was mess-free, almost. Thanks to Little Brian Paint Sticks.
We also received the Paint Sticks Classic Art Station. The art station comes with 6 classic paint sticks and 6 chalk sticks. One side is used with paper, and the other is a blackboard which is perfect for the chalk sticks.
The art station has in-built pots to hold the paint sticks, a duster for the blackboard and 10 sheets of paper to get you started. The perfect way to begin your paint sticks journey, and perfect for travelling with!
We’ve used paint sticks before so when this lovely bundle arrived to kick start our summer I was relieved. Quite possibly the best activity we’ve had at home this summer that’s kept him occupied long enough for me to get things done. It’s fun for us all to join in with and all with minimal effort on setting up and tidy away.
Granted he did eventually realise you can still paint yourself with a paint stick, which led to him looking like a rainbow. Nothing a mid-day bath couldn’t fix. Another great way to pass time in the holidays.
Paint sticks can also be recycled once the paint has ran out and been removed, which with our current efforts to be more -eco-friendly puts them on my list of approved plastics 🙂 They’re non-toxic and fun everyone, even Harriet our 1-year-old has loved joining in.
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