Painting with Harps
Harper wasn’t in the mood to play with the toys he’s been playing with lately, so I thought it’d be a good day to pull out some paints. I remembered an old spin art toy of Landon’s that I’ve been saving, so we gave it a try.
That little thing is probably at least 8 or 9 years old. I was really surprised when Harper flipped the switch and it came on! I thought for sure the battery would be dead, but lo and behold, he moved that switch and it started spinning.
There was even some paint left in the small bottles. Bottles I’ve filled hundreds of times…the paint was a little runny, but we shook it up and poured away.
Harper enjoyed adding the paint and turning the switch on and off. I think he may have actually enjoyed turning it on and off more that anything else.
We made 4 or 5 of these papers and then he wanted to paint with his paint brushes. Since Dakota was taking a rather long morning nap, I happily obliged.
I put 5 colors on a paper plate and gave him 5 brushes to use. He chose one brush and all five colors all at the same time. I had to bite my tongue.
I painted him a heart on the left page. He made it better. I painted him a big orange rectangle at the top of the right page. He also made that better.
He seemed to enjoy this today more than usual. Maybe it’s his age, I don’t know. Before he’d only paint for 5 or 6 seconds and then jump down telling me he was done, but today I think it last about 10 or 15 minutes. I sure hope he starts to enjoy doing artsy stuff with me because I’ve got all kinds of ideas! :)