Spring is finally here! Time to paint the house colorful, in an unusual way.
Yes, I know that just because spring has officially sprung, it doesn’t mean that the sun will immediately come out and melt all our mounds of snow away. But even if I only hear the birds chirping in my mad dash from my warm house to my warm car, I can still make it feel more festive and colorful inside!
In an attempt to change things up (and hopefully keep their attention longer), the girls and I pilfered some of Jax’s matchbox cars while he was at school and got ready to create some colorful art. We’ve done this before and it was a huge hit! I got one car for every paint color and spread the paint out on butcher paper so the girls could drive the vehicles from the paint to the paper with very little reach and fuss.
The trickiest part is encouraging the kids to keep the paint separate so that you don’t end up with a brown muddy blob. Then let them pick a color, drive their car through its matching paint blob, and drive a rainbow to their heart’s content!
With all these color choices at her fingertips, it was no surprise what Em decided to paint.
Little H was a little more abstract and mostly just thrilled to get her hands dirty.
Even Mommy made one. I couldn’t resist!
And don’t forget about the added bonus–they get to wash the cars when all the artwork is done, taking this springtime craft to a fabulous new level! Your house has new art, the mess is cleaned up, and everyone has had a ton of fun. It’s spring! Let’s celebrate!