Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The simplest toddler craft

I was browsing through old photos and found this one:

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The simplest toddler craft ever.

All you need is:
- a bucket
- an old paintbrush
- some water
- lots of imagination

I've no idea how we first decided it could be fun to paint with water but we did; and still today, 3 years on, it retains it's charm.  It is it's simplicity and the joy of creating pictures where you'd never otherwise be allowed.

In this photo Rachel painted a face, that was her obsession through ages 2 and 3.  Age 4 brought animals, trees and flowers. And now at age 5, nearly 6, she 'paints' secret messages or plays hangman or makes repeating patterns.

She loves it, her friends love it, I love it.  The simple things really are the best.

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