During our beach week I printed off the crab craft from Learn Create Love and set Caden up with some paint. It was all going well with Caden happily painting the crab. (Note the long hair, I took these photos a while ago before he finally let me cut his hair.)
Caden quickly got bored with painting the paper crab, and began to experiment with his painting technique switching from painting with the brush, to painting with his fingers. Caden isn’t too fond of having his fingers messy, especially with slimy textures like paint, so this is progress for him. Note the unsure expression on his face. (Sorry for the fuzzy photo, the page was moving.)
Caden then began to paint his hand with the paint brush.
He seemed to like this and began painting more of his hand.
A close up shot.
And eventually painted his arm too!
After he painted his arm, Caden started to get a little crazy! He tried to come after me with the paint brush! Note the mischievous grin and the paint in the hair.
And in trying to prevent myself from being covered in red paint, I took the paint brush away, which lead to protest…
and Caden getting red paint all over his face.
After the painting session was over, we quickly moved to the bath tub and washed a protesting Caden. He was not to happy about getting washed up and wanted to play. The next day, after the paint had dried we glued the crab together on some construction paper.
This really was a collaborative effort. Caden hasn’t quite mastered pasting yet and I have yet to figure out the easiest way for him to glue. But together I think we made a pretty cute crab even if we did get a bit messy!
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