Friday, February 6, 2009
Art is one of Piper's favorite things to do. This was the first time I had hung a piece of paper on the refrigerator and let her paint. We really need an easel, and I think after watching her tonight, that she would enjoy one. However, it's not like we have a lot of space for more of her stuff.
I was impressed at how well she took to the painting this time. We have done finger paints for a long time now, and I've tried on several occasions to encourage her to use a paintbrush. She usually will paint for a while with the brush, and then put it aside in favor of her fingers and hands. She is finally learning that we don't eat the paint, and I could tell when she thought about it, she would shake her head no. I wasn't sure how she would handle the paint cup either, but she figured it out right away and knew exactly how to use it. She was very unhappy when art time was over, as I knew she would be, but I told her we would do it again tomorrow.