This time around with our body painting, Kane was more subdued and reserved. He didn't like the thickness of the face paint, said it was too sticky, so he spent most of that phase of painting picking the dried paint off of his stomach. But once we got the paper out and put tons of color on the pallet, he let loose. He did some work with the brush, some with his hands, then he dove in with those bear-paw feet of his. He painted on some green - his new favorite color - then dipped in to the yellow the easy and more fun way.
Then it was time to put that color to work!
I look up right now at the paper to see his green and yellow foot prints and can almost feel the paint between my toes, cold and slippery.
Bella dove right in with smiley faces on her tummy and cat whiskers on her face. She has been pretending to be a cat a lot lately, and was happy to have a chance to put on whiskers and a black nose. Then it was time for color experimentation. Since there was no pink, her favorite color (duh), she had to make some, and was quite proud of how it turned out.
Then she just had to fill her belly button. I mean, come on, who could resist, right? It was the obvious choice.
When the black, white and red went on to fingers, she went from cat girl to spider man quickly.
Then it was back to being a cat. For that she needed to make paw prints, which required painted back paws.
Then she was on all fours stomping away, meowing with glee.
It was quite fun, and I didn't escape the color, either. Don't you worry. Someone had to take all the happy hugs Maxwell had to give and then carry him to the bathtub. I still even have some paint on my camera. And that shirt is a happy reminder of a colorful day.