Sunday, October 16, 2011

Painting with Feet

Moving forward in the painting world with a two-year-old, I present our latest project. There are a zillion, trillion things one can do with an imprint of the hands and feet. Just do a quick search on Pinterest and you will see tiny little hands making the shape of reindeer antlers, Christmas trees, and birds. I am in love with all of these ideas and you will probably see many represented here. I just love the idea of documenting Atticus's size and having a cute picture for the fridge at the same time.

I am really partial to the tractor. I blame my son for that particularly brainwashing.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Painting with Cars Project

I have not done much blogging lately. The reason for this is actually a pretty good one. I've had actual writing projects to work on instead of spending my writing energy on blogging. But I miss the blog form and I have guilt over not writing here. Toward rectification of that, I submit the first in a series of blogs on creative projects I have been doing with my son (when I'm not writing or sleeping or teaching).

So here I present painting with cars. It's really simple and perfect for a two-year-old. Just pour some paint on paper and then roll Hot Wheels through it. It's really quite a lot of fun. And then here's the bonus I was really not planning on: once all the painting fun is done, you have a series of tracks that your son (or daughter) will be very happy to tool their cars around on.

I let my son continue the painting onto the cars themselves because we use washable paint. When that fun was done, we then took all the cars to the car wash (a.k.a., the sink) where the fun continued.

All in all, the car painting project took about 45 minutes. And now we have cool tracks to ride on.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Questions About Being a Mom and Being a Writer

Read here on Daniel Nester's site where I respond to questions about trying to mom and trying to write all at once. Oh, the hats we wear.