My two terrors love the garden. At this time of year when the flowers are starting to bloom and the sun is starting to show it's face a bit more regularly they begin to spend the majority of their time outside, playing and exploring and sometimes getting creative.
After searching through my 'big box of crafty bits' I found a serious lack of paint. But with two Pre-Schooler's looking up at me with anticipation after I'd produced some paint brushes I had to think on my feet and filled a mug with water for them to use instead. We took the water and the brushes outside and they began looking for things that they could paint.
They started with some of the slate that lines our flowerbeds and enjoyed watching it change colour as they covered each piece with water using their brushes. It was a very hot and sunny day so the slate dried pretty quickly and they seemed to find it interesting how the water would 'disappear.'
After painting as much slate as they could they moved onto all sorts of other things they found around the garden, ranging from the play-house to leaves, but it inevitably ended, as everyone who has or has ever had a Pre-Schooler will know, with them painting themselves ;)
Have you taken getting arty outside? I'd love to see what you got up to!