Naturestore is holding a Carnival of Messy Play today, and we decided to take part. My son isn't very big on getting messy (and, I admit, I haven't exactly encouraged it). He will agree to fingerpaint or other messy projects, but after a couple of minutes, he declares himself "all done," and I have to just clean it all up. Still, I feel like it is a good thing to encourage him to let loose and have some good messy fun now and then. I decided to keep it simple, and asked him today if he'd like to make some handprints with paint. He very enthusiastically agreed, and ran to his paints, directing me as to which colors to pour out.
I know there are hundreds of crafty things we could have done with our finished prints (we did make some quick turkeys), but we mostly just had fun enjoying them for what they were. Which, according to the Bibliophile were:
A Big Weird Elephant:
A Big Weird Lion:
I am linking this post up with Play Academy's Carnival of Messy Play.
Comment: Have you been up to any messy fun lately? Do you find yourself encouraging your kids to be less messy or more messy (when it comes to art, that is)?
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