I wanted to do something fun with Lincoln today but really didn’t have anything I needed for the fun stuff I wanted to do.
No flour for moon sand.
No glue for slime.
No jello or corn starch to make play dough.
No felt to make a quiet book page.
But we did have this…
So we decided to paint.
After thinking about what would make the least amount of mess for me to clean up I thought,
why don’t we do it in the bathtub!!!
There are very few times during my life, especially since having kids, where I thought,
dude, that was smart.
But this was one of them.
We started by taping some paper to the shower, pouring some paint into containers, and stripping down to a diaper.
It started a little slow, and at first he wasn’t sure what to do.
Then I couldn’t help myself and I started to paint Lincoln while he was painting the wall.
Then he started to paint himself.
Which may not seem like a big deal, but Linc has some sensory issues and normally HATES having slimy, paint like stuff on his hands and body. So this was a little success for me getting him to cross that threshold.
Then we just got crazy.
The thing that made this so awesome was the clean-up.
It was so easy…we just turned on the water and I gave Linc a wash cloth.
He had just as much fun cleaning up as he did painting 🙂
I would absolutely do this activity again before doing the bath paints using shaving cream and food coloring.
This was less of a mess, easier to clean up, and more fun.