Beatrice Kate created her very first "frame-able" masterpiece as a special treat for her Daddy. I'll own up to the fact that this was not my brilliant or original idea. I first read about Baby Finger-painting on Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby and then I saw that another friend, Meredith, created art with her daugther too! I've been saving up the idea for a special occasion ever since.
Last week, I seized the opportunity for a unique Father's Day gift and this is what
To start, I taped down a giant piece of painters plastic on the deck; mostly to hide the fact that we didn't work on Casey's gift until Thursday (not because our deck is so awesome):
|Ensuring it's toddler-proofed (It was not)|
I also taped her canvas to the plastic, so she wouldn't be tempted to toss it around (as she's prone to doing):
Then, I stripped Bea down to a diaper and put her into an old t-shirt. Ah, NCSSM, the memories:
|What? It's not like I can wear it anymore ...|
Then, I squirted some fingerpaints (non-toxic, of course) onto a tray and set her loose. Here's what happened next:
|She was so meticulous throughout this entire process ...|
|It's not art unless it's messy ...|
|Uh, no, thanks. I'm good. Really.|
|Then the finger-painting really got going ...|
|She LOVED every. single. second. of this project ...|
|And we're back to the brush to finish it off ...|
Throughout the entire project, Beatrice Kate was so thoughtful for every brush stroke. She would stop and think a little before she switched colors or before she added a little here or there. And when she was done, well, she was done. And we were through. Just like that. An artist knows her limits.
How did it turn out? Drumroll, please..........................................................
|See, I told you. Freaking Adorable.|