In preparation of having a new baby in the house, I’ve been trying to do more indoor-at-home activities with Callum.
I don’t know whether it’s been a fault of mine, but since Callum was a bub, I’ve been taking him out of the house every single day. To the park, grocery shopping, visiting my parents, visiting friends, visiting galleries, a stroll around town, window shopping, swimming classes, gym classes, indoor play-gyms, mum’s groups, book libraries, toy libraries. So now, Callum more or less expects us to have an “outdoor adventure” everyday. Which won’t work with a new baby in the house. Not for a while anyway.
So today I introduced him to paint! He loved it! We set up a painting station under our gazebo – laying out newspapers, cartridge paper, water buckets, paint bottles and brush holders. We even had a picnic basket filled with snacks for later. Tee hee, it was so much fun.
It took him a while to understand the whole idea of painting (ie. moving paint around with a brush) as opposed to drawing with a pencil or crayon. And in the end he became a little obsessed with just squeezing paint from the bottles and watching them go SPLURT!