Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer Fun # 8 ~ Painting Sun Catchers!

Oh my, my boys have been bitten by the painting bug!  Brody now asks to paint all the time.  And yes, I know that paint and a 3 year old can make for a messy project.  The boys did enjoy painting some sun catchers, and this was a cheap little art project.  Plus, I now have something very pretty to look at over my kitchen sink!

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I did help Brody a little more than he liked.  I let him go to town and paint his firetruck all by himself first, but when he was finished it just all looked black because of all the paint he mixed together.  I washed it off, and we started over.  I should have photographed his work first.  Sigh.

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Now, we are painting our firetruck red.

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Evan chose dolphins for his big one.  I let them both choose a big one and a couple of small ones.

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Brody smiling for the camera while Mommy works on his project.

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I did turn him loose a little on the turtle with just the green paint.  

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He was very serious about his work.

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I just love how focused he is.

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And yes, he did get quite a bit of paint on his hands.  Warning - for some reason, this glittery paint from Hobby Lobby did not wash off as easy I had thought.  It came off in the bath, but it did require some scrubbing.  

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Evan's dolphins

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Brody's puppy - He did help a little!

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And his turtle.  He painted most of this one, but I just filled in some spots.  Evan had actually picked out this turtle to paint, but Brody was frustrated that he had not really gotten to fully paint one all by himself so Evan graciously allowed his brother to paint this one.    

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I painted these balloons.

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Brody and I painted this firetruck. 
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Evan did a great job on this cross that he also picked out.  
So despite the messiness of painting with kids, we did embark on another painting adventure this week so stay tuned!

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  1. I love those sun catchers. My kids love painting too and it's so messy. I'm going to try some outside painting this week and see how it goes. Wish me luck!!!

  2. Looks like you all had so much fun! They turned out so cute!

  3. We did these for Easter last year, but now I am inspired to do some more. Maybe we'll do pumpkins, etc for the fall. They really are a fun, reasonably cheap and long lasting (as opposed to painting on paper) project.


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