We tried finger painting with Emerson.
It all started with a good idea: my grandma picked up these paints for Emerson. E loves to draw and paint, and was super excited to use them. They’re finger paints, but my little neat freak wanted to use a brush. She hates anything being on her hands.
This set is really neat: it came with four big tubes of paints in red, blue, green, and yellow, and a pack of special coated paper so that the paint doesn’t soak through. The paint goes on smooth and dries pretty fast, and the colors are nice and vibrant.
I laid out the big green ugly tablecloth that has been my family’s craft drop cloth for forever. My grandma has old VHS home videos of me painting with the same green tablecloth, and my little siblings all used it for art projects. It’s kind of a family tradition, and, while it’s just an ugly piece of fabric, it is pretty cool to see my daughter using it.
Things started great. Emerson enjoyed mixing the colors on the paper. She is very serious and focused when she paints. It’s the cutest thing. She’s a very concentrated artist.
This is where things start going downhill. I turned around to grab my camera, and when I looked back E had the funniest look on her face and red drool coming out of her mouth. For some strange reason, she tried to eat the paint! I wish I would have taken a picture, but instead I jumped to help her.
She wanted nothing to do with the paint after that. Maybe we’ll try again after the taste of paint is no longer lingering. She gives the set an A+ for fun, but a D- for taste.
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