On Thursday we celebrated Australia Day! So for painting day this week we tried aboriginal dot painting.
I traced a kangaroo for Master D to use and gave him some washable finger paint. Before he started we looked at different photos of aboriginal art for inspiration.
Master D enjoyed the feel of the paint on his fingers and before long he started mixing the colours together. Painting with his hands and mixing the colours seem to be his favourite parts of painting!
It was also Little Miss Q’s painting debut – she tried finger painting!! Little Miss Q is now 7 months and I was inspired by Happy Little Munchkins (a fellow Aussie blogging mum) to give it a go 🙂
I was surprised at how fun it was for Little Miss Q… and the clean-up wasn’t as terrible as expected either. I was able to easily wipe away the washable paint.
Mind you, she did try eating her painting midway through (what is it about paper for her!)
Happy painting, Kelly
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