Yes, I know, I'm late with my activity, but better late than never, I guess! Things have been crazy around our house lately (if that's any excuse) but we're finally starting to settle down and Ella and I have been able to get crafty. Last week I started out with an extremely easy activity for Ella to do: watercolor painting.
I've tried this activity with her in the past and she was less than excited about it, but this summer she seems to be up for more sit down, concentrated activities. This is great news, considering I'm trying to get her to do activities for longer periods of time.
This watercolor painting activity was, as I said, easy as pie. A friend of mine bought Ella a booklet that included painting pages, a brush and watercolors. All we needed was a bowl of water and Ella was off and painting. I did give her simple instructions about dipping the brush in water before changing colors and managed to get her to move to other spots on the paper (there were a few holes from too much water!) but other than that, she really got down to business and created a lovely picture. She even wanted to do another, which is great for her! Check out her action shots below.
|Dipping that brush in water.|
|Really painting it up!|