My kids like to paint. I like to paint. It’s not a coincidence that so many of the pictures I post here are of kiddos…covered in paint. My babies paint with water and my toddlers paint with ketchup and mustard. And once the paint brush stops going into the mouth…everyone gets big messy globs of washable, water based paint. And we paint and we paint and we paint.
But even big messy globs of brightly colored paint can get boring. And water color paper is a little expensive…especially considering that most of my kids’ masterpieces will end up in the trash (I have a 24 hour rule for displaying and saving crafts…except for the occasional one that so-and-so is especially proud of).
So on Monday, I let everyone paint my dishes.
Which gave me bonus points for coolness (which you can never have enough of as a mom).
And I gave myself a little pat on the back. Bonus points for easy clean up, too.