This has been a particularly wet Summer. Lots and lots of rainy days has lead us to get pretty creative in how to stay occupied inside. Thankfully my girls love to be crafty and we have done everything from Perler Beads to Shrinky Dinks to Origami. This week however we got a chance to review Rich Art Color Washable Paint which caused an impromptu finger painting session. I let the girls lose with their own imaginations to let them paint whatever they wanted. We had a blast.
Now, I will admit… I have been called “uptight” a few times in my parenting because I am not a big fan of anything that makes a mess. However with the Rich Art Color Washable Paints – even finger painting with them was not messy and took only minutes to clean up. We started with two blank canvasses, disposable styrefoam bowls, and our Rich Art Color Paints. I also had a wet washrag to wipe our fingers on when changing colors 😉
It was fun to watch both girls’ personality come out through their paintings. The Teen showed her “Type A” personality (she gets that from her mama) wanting a perfectly shaped/sized/etc turtle with border. Midge on the other hand changed her mind about every 15 seconds – constantly changing what her “masterpiece” was supposed to be. I think she finally settled on it being the Avatar version of Sumo… eating lollipops… by a tree… or something.
The Rich Art Clean Colors Washable Paints were thinner than normal finger paints, and did not have that horrible smell I remember from back when I was in school. That might be because Rich Art has received the rigorous Arts and Creative Materials Institute “Approved Product” seal for non-toxic products. Everything is safe, biodegradable and “green”. The colors were vibrant and went on the canvas easily – even with our fingers. We even got to try the Washable Glitter Glue – which gave these masterpieces and added touch of sparkle.
How have you kept your kiddos occupied this Summer?
Disclaimer: I received the above products for free for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was included. All ideas and images above are my own.