Part of the reason that I love being a teacher is the creativity that my job entails. I love designing little art projects for my students and allowing them to showcase their talents. It was only a matter of time before I figured out how to adapt art projects so that my little Hayden could do them too. Of course art for a 2 month old looks a little different than 5 year old art...
Here's what I did to prep this little project for Mr. H:
First I found a little canvas from my collection and I put it in a ziplock bag.
I then squirted a few different shades of blue acrylic paint into the bag and sealed it tight.
Then we got to the fun part! I let Hayden sit in my lap and use his feet to kick and "stand" on the canvas to move the paint around. While he was busy "painting" I talked to him about how the paint felt (cold, squishy, soft, etc.). Hayden was all smiles while working on his project. When he got tired of kicking, I left him push some paint around with his hands too. (I set up the camera to record our little painting sesh, but I did not push the right button so I missed capturing any of it on film. So sad.)
After the masterpiece was complete, I let it dry and then let Little Mister touch his painting. It is bumpy and textured and Hayden loved feeling it.
|Little Chunk is so proud of his work!|
Then we hung his first picture up on our frame wall for all to see. It was a great first art experience and I can't wait to do more artwork with my baby.