I wasn't sure what to use until she pointed to a cabinet and said, "I want to paint with egg food coloring" ("egg" because my husband dyes our scrambled eggs green sometimes in honor of Dr. Seuss).
It sounded like a good idea, but I was reluctant to dirty up a ton of bowls with "paint," so I came up with this:
I put a tiny bit of water in each muffin cup and in five of them, a few drops of food coloring. The sixth cup I left with just water in it for rinsing the brush off between colors.
It was a hit! It made beautiful, bright colors and my daughter had a blast painting. And now I only have to wash an old muffin tin instead of multiple bowls!
The only suggestion I have is a) food coloring can stain clothes, so make sure your child has a smock or apron on and b) it can bleed through paper, so I had my daughter paint in a coloring book to absorb the water and color!
|From my little artist|
Enjoy! ~ Hilary