Holiday Painting and Printing.

July 2, 2009

So it’s school holidays for us at the moment… well kinder holidays. We’re still running at a mile a minute, with birthday parties and this crazy family wedding, but this week I was determined to do something fun with the kids, something they’d wanted to do for ages.

We got out the paints.

I was just going to let them paint with boring old paint brushes but then we began chatting about patterns and printing so I gathered a few interesting house hold items and we got busy…


The potato masher was a lot of fun to print with, as was a toilet roll. We also tried various play dough cutters, one of those little rolling play dough cutting wheels, a dish brush, and some bubble wrap. We could have used fruit or vegetables but I generally don’t like to use food for art or play (though we do love play dough – I am hypocritical like that sometimes)


Muski was able to join in too, though I corralled him in the high chair so painted fingers didn’t escape all over my house. Even I had a go at the bubble wrap printing!


Heaps of fun…. Now they want to know what we are doing tomorrow!

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Man Candy July 2, 2009 at 10:04 pm

You do know I will be inspecting the mashed potatoes carefully next time we are invited for dinner.

Rhetorical question, does crazy refer to the wedding or the family ?

SquiggleMum July 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Oh I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it. We’ll definitely try some potato-masher-printing!

PlanningQueen July 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Love the bubble wrap painting. Your photos always look so nice too!

Cascia @ Healthy Moms July 3, 2009 at 5:34 am

Crafts are a lot of fun. Your kids are adorable too!

Blossom July 3, 2009 at 8:32 am

looks like lots of fun!!!!

Andrew July 3, 2009 at 8:50 am

M is well and truly strapped in :)

Barbara July 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

That’s so cool …. makes me want to do it, but I don’t think my 14 and 12 year old would be too keen LOL. They are such party poopers sometimes *hehe*

Shae July 3, 2009 at 11:25 am

hurrah for your brain keeping my kids entertained :-) looks like this arvo we will be painting

Bec July 3, 2009 at 11:29 am

That’s very cool! I bet Erin would like that.

KindaSassy July 6, 2009 at 4:01 am

Yeah, the problem with being creative is that kids demand a follow up act. They dont seem to understand that such creativity takes a lot outta a mummah! LOL

belle July 16, 2009 at 4:56 am

I love this we just potato prints and My little one was printing/ experimenting with all sorts of things like rocks and sticks. I love the bubble wrap idea and we just recieved ssome in the mail!! thanks for the inspiration,what a lovely blog and little ones you have

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