Just add paint


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Maddy loves to paint.  So I decided we needed to get her an art easel, because the one we had was too little and painting at the table just isn’t the same.

One would think painting at the table would be better, right?   Less chance of getting paint on the floor?  Wrong.  Try being small and trying to reach the top of your paper, after that is, you’ve painted the bottom part.  Yeah, you are going to get paint all over your arms.

Ikea just happens to sell a lovely easel for $15 and paper for $5 that lasts forever.  And while we were there I may or may not have picked up some spice drawer organizers like this that make my heart sing when I open the spice drawer. Yes I love to organize.

This easel is a huge hit with Maddy.  She’s into painting rainbows, suns and mixing colors.

Today we picked up more of these awesome washable paints, because we didn’t have two shades of pink and we were missing purple, a crime I tell you.  I love the names of these paints, Eye popping purple, doesn’t that just make you want to paint?

They certainly make my girl happy.

If you have a child who loves to do crafts or just loves to paint, I highly recommend an easel and some washable paints.

What art projects put a smile on your kids face?  I love to hear ideas as both of mine love art projects.

9 Responses to Just add paint
  1. fortheloveofnaps-Sarah
    January 19, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    love that first picture! Paint is so fun. And easels are great.

  2. Rosemary Nickerson
    January 19, 2012 | 7:06 pm

    My daughter is 34 years old this year, and I bought HER an art easel for Christmas. It came with 2 canvases and a set of brushes and a ton of paint. She smiled and said she loved it. I’m happy.
    Rosemary

  3. jessie
    January 19, 2012 | 7:56 pm

    Santa gave Abby and easel this year, so much fun aleady!

  4. Erin @ Out on A Limb...
    January 20, 2012 | 5:47 am

    We buy the same paints and I love them! They make a messy project so much less daunting.

    I wish I had the space for the easel. Perhaps when our basement is finished being revamped I can take a deep breath and find a place for it. Must find durable rugs/couches/etc.

    My kids love to create too, really just your basic painting, play dough, drawing. My 3 1/2 year old son has really become fond of drawing lately and I love to see his take on his subjects: usually dogs ; )

    Have a great weekend, Heather!

  5. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:27 am

    @fortheloveofnaps-Sarah, Thanks! I am loving playing with my camera and paint is so vibrant to take pics of.

  6. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:28 am

    @jessie, Where do you keep yours? I have ours just sitting out in the kitchen, kind of in the walkway, but it doesn’t take up much space.

  7. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:29 am

    @Rosemary Nickerson, Love that! I think it would be so fun to really try to learn how to paint, something so relaxing about painting.

  8. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:31 am

    @Erin @ Out on A Limb…, I try to remember to date the creations my kids make, by the month, year and age. I think in years to come they will love to look at them and know when they did them.
    That paint is the best thing, it doesn’t really drip, love that for my 3 year old.

  9. Rebecca @ Unexplained X2
    January 21, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Did you just get those paints at Michael’s? I definitely want washable, but I also love those colors (and I’m way too lazy to drag myself to Michael’s without really knowing they’re going to be there). Love the pictures…she looks so happy.

    Also, do those cups for the paint have a lid or something? Can you tell that I have a budding artist that I’m petrified of setting free? :)

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Just add paint


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Maddy loves to paint.  So I decided we needed to get her an art easel, because the one we had was too little and painting at the table just isn’t the same.

One would think painting at the table would be better, right?   Less chance of getting paint on the floor?  Wrong.  Try being small and trying to reach the top of your paper, after that is, you’ve painted the bottom part.  Yeah, you are going to get paint all over your arms.

Ikea just happens to sell a lovely easel for $15 and paper for $5 that lasts forever.  And while we were there I may or may not have picked up some spice drawer organizers like this that make my heart sing when I open the spice drawer. Yes I love to organize.

This easel is a huge hit with Maddy.  She’s into painting rainbows, suns and mixing colors.

Today we picked up more of these awesome washable paints, because we didn’t have two shades of pink and we were missing purple, a crime I tell you.  I love the names of these paints, Eye popping purple, doesn’t that just make you want to paint?

They certainly make my girl happy.

If you have a child who loves to do crafts or just loves to paint, I highly recommend an easel and some washable paints.

What art projects put a smile on your kids face?  I love to hear ideas as both of mine love art projects.

9 Responses to Just add paint
  1. fortheloveofnaps-Sarah
    January 19, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    love that first picture! Paint is so fun. And easels are great.

  2. Rosemary Nickerson
    January 19, 2012 | 7:06 pm

    My daughter is 34 years old this year, and I bought HER an art easel for Christmas. It came with 2 canvases and a set of brushes and a ton of paint. She smiled and said she loved it. I’m happy.
    Rosemary

  3. jessie
    January 19, 2012 | 7:56 pm

    Santa gave Abby and easel this year, so much fun aleady!

  4. Erin @ Out on A Limb...
    January 20, 2012 | 5:47 am

    We buy the same paints and I love them! They make a messy project so much less daunting.

    I wish I had the space for the easel. Perhaps when our basement is finished being revamped I can take a deep breath and find a place for it. Must find durable rugs/couches/etc.

    My kids love to create too, really just your basic painting, play dough, drawing. My 3 1/2 year old son has really become fond of drawing lately and I love to see his take on his subjects: usually dogs ; )

    Have a great weekend, Heather!

  5. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:27 am

    @fortheloveofnaps-Sarah, Thanks! I am loving playing with my camera and paint is so vibrant to take pics of.

  6. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:28 am

    @jessie, Where do you keep yours? I have ours just sitting out in the kitchen, kind of in the walkway, but it doesn’t take up much space.

  7. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:29 am

    @Rosemary Nickerson, Love that! I think it would be so fun to really try to learn how to paint, something so relaxing about painting.

  8. Heather
    January 20, 2012 | 8:31 am

    @Erin @ Out on A Limb…, I try to remember to date the creations my kids make, by the month, year and age. I think in years to come they will love to look at them and know when they did them.
    That paint is the best thing, it doesn’t really drip, love that for my 3 year old.

  9. Rebecca @ Unexplained X2
    January 21, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Did you just get those paints at Michael’s? I definitely want washable, but I also love those colors (and I’m way too lazy to drag myself to Michael’s without really knowing they’re going to be there). Love the pictures…she looks so happy.

    Also, do those cups for the paint have a lid or something? Can you tell that I have a budding artist that I’m petrified of setting free? :)

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