Finger painting Glee!

10 May

I will admit, it has been a while since my last post. To be honest haven’t felt much like updating. Not that there hasn’t been wonderful things to share and not that I haven’t wanted to share. Have been focusing on my time here, which has been refreshing. There have been plenty of things I could have written about but, kids + project + camera doesn’t always = pictures!

Little did I know when starting finger painting today, what I was getting into (and I mean in a good way!).  Never have I enjoyed watching a child exploring finger painting as much as I did today.

I started by getting out the handy orange tray and place mat to ensure an easier cleanup routine when finished. One could use a piece of paper to put the paint on but I used some fun animal plates.

Essential components of this activity:

  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Hands, arms, feet 🙂

I squeezed all 4 colors into a fun animal paper plate(This added in the ease of cleanup).

It took some prompting to get Mack started, once started he was on a roll (pun intended). He was hesitant to get his hands dirty and in the paint. First it was tips of fingers. Slowly, he poked at the different colors giggling as he went and looking to me for reassurance (it was o.k. to do this, right?!).


Having a place mat and the orange tray really eased the cleanup process!



After some time of letting him explore at his comfort level I then delved in and put paint all over my hands and put my hand prints on some paper. He then put his hands in and squealed with delight.

“It’s cold”

“ha, squeal..”

“giggle, giggle”

“can I wash my hands now?”

No sooner had we washed hands he was ready for rounds 2,3, and 4. What a fun memory forever etched into my mind!


What is your favorite memories of fun projects with kids?

Is there a project you prepared that the child’s reaction surprised you?

Is there a fun project you would like to see featured in a post soon?

Interested in hearing your answers in the box below 🙂


Nanny G


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