Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Messy Play - Painting

Osian does plenty colouring at home but we have never done any messy play before. He does plenty of different activities at nursery, but this was his first time painting at home, the first time I get to be there to see.

I bought some blank canvases that were on sale in the Works last time I was in town, I thought it would be a lovely way to get some of Osian's art up on the wall. I also found a plain party plate that Osian could paint on

I didn't have an apron or a bib with sleeves for him at the time, I nearly stripped him down to his nappy because the house was nice and warm but he would just be scratching his eczema, thought it would be okay if one vest got ruined, but somehow it managed to stay clear of paint!

I'm really happy with how the photos came out. He had a great time and would have probably carried on all day if he could, I know he looks grumpy in the photos but that's his concentration face. I'm so glad we did some painting, it was really lovely to help him or just sit and watch as he didn't need very much help at all. I was so surprised by how well he was painting all by himself.

I love his painting, it is definitely going up on the wall!

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  1. aw i love his painting what a lovely idea to get him to paint the canvas for the wall. xx

  2. ahhhh his little face hes certainly putting all of his concentration into that masterpiece!

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  3. Painting on canvas is something we've been meaning to do. I think your pictures look great! #pocolo

  4. Wow he is growing up so much! Looks like he had great fun too! Xx #pocolo

  5. What a great idea to get a canvas. The look on his face is lovely - he looks like he is having a great time. Definitely one to treasure. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  6. Such a cute way to capture one of those 'first' moments.

    Love his look of concentration x

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  7. We love painting as well. its such a simple but fun idea

  8. I can't wait to have a go at this! I have a concentrating face too - and I make a funny noise!! Lovely photos