Alex LOVED it and I felt quite bad I hadn't done anything like this with him for that period of time, the things I would have done had I had not felt so ill during my pregnancy last year :( feel like he's really missed out and I didn't give him the attention he needed.
I chopped one side of the cereal box off to make a deep tray, placed paper into it and blobbed paint randomly on the paper. We then put some marbles in the box, Alex was first unsure of what to do but soon got the hang of it and loved making lots of patterns.
This first attempt was so wet with paint I placed another piece of paper on top to make a print of it too!
Then after we used the marbles that were covered in paint on a plain piece of paper without any added paint which gave really good patterns and not too thick and gloopy.
Then we put the finger paints to good use, Alex wanted to make lots of lines with them rather than printing.
We have some great painting tools from ELC, he really liked the circle stamper-as you can see he was moving fast!
Who needs finger prints when you can use your whole hand?
Making lots of 'dots.
We had a great time, I really liked using marbles and actually that part of the painting was not too messy if you wanted to try it.
We will be cutting the paper into egg shapes tomorrow and sticking them onto cards to give to the Grandparents tomorrow. We couldn't do it tonight as the paint was still so wet at 7pm and Alex was in bed way before then as he was so tired!
So look out for the finished results tomorrow!
Linking up with the fab new linky by Jennie from Edspire in memory of Matilda Mae, there are some great ideas, so head on over!
Our final cards can be found on some of our later post which have some better photos of painting results!