Have I mentioned that my 2 littlest boys are like little tiger cubs– constantly chasing and pouncing and wrestling each other? Running and squealing and slamming doors? As happy as I am that they love each other so much, it is exhausting trying to keep them from doing real damage to people and property, and the hugging and kissing of bonked heads, fat lips, and squished fingers is near constant.
We spend lots of time outside. They wade for hours in their little inflatable pool on our back deck where I can watch them from the comfort of my air conditioned kitchen. But everyday I’ve tried to have some mom-made activity to keep them calm and absorbed for an hour or so. Lately that’s been painting. Usually with watercolors,
but they use them up so fast (it’s all about the process for them, not the finished product) that I decided to try making some paint the other day instead.
I used the recipe found over at Small Things. It made a lot of paint! I’ve got four 8 ounce jelly jars of it in my fridge.
It’s at the ready so I can have an hour or so of peace…
until clean up, at least.