a few months ago, i purchased new dishes that i fell in love with the first time I saw them. when they arrived the bowls had x-shaped pieces of cardboard in between them. i saved them thinking that they would be wonderful to do a project with. we’re getting our front door decorated for spring, so we turned them into flowers.
Bear picked the colors red, pink, and purple to paint with. purple was actually his first choice. much to his dad’s unspoken dismay, it has been this little boy’s favorite color since he was about 16 months old. i used washed out single serving applesauce containers as bowls for the paint. at first he started using the round dauber sponges, and then moved on to a paintbrush.
the tool he actually seemed to have the most fun with was the spoon i used to scoop some extra paint back into the bottle. didn’t really matter to me as long as he was having fun.
i cut out green stems and leaves to glue onto them. i had planned on letting him glue it wherever he wanted (i wanted to make sure it looked like he made it, not me). but he surprised me by sticking it down pretty accurately…