I was browsing through old photos and found this one:
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.