Sheet Painting!

Here’s what we did around here yesterday.

Here’s what Jack’s legs looked like by the end!

That’s okay!  Children are not dry clean only.  They wash easily!  :)

It was bittersweet to remember this kid….

Being this kid!

This seems like so many lifetimes ago!

Have you done sheet painting lately?  It’s so easy but here’s some ideas on what we use.


 

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  1. Anonymous

    Parents should have fun too
    I love that you play with your kids, you allow your kids to be messy and just be kids! They only get to do it once so why not make it fun!! I just posted a quote from Diane Loomans on my site that I think you would enjoy. You can see it at theleakinglife.blogspot.com or on her site at http://www.dianaloomans.com/child.htm.

  2. Kathryn

    What type of paint did you use? I would love to do this, but would like to have something that I can still wash in the washing machine – so that I can get food out but not lose the art work ;)

    • The paint that was permanent was acrylic (like those little bottles you get at craft stores for around .75) and non-washable tempera. Art done with Sharpie markers and other permanent pens stays too. The food coloring spray paint (water and food coloring) usually washes out, but you could add vinegar to try to make it permanent. You could also experiment with homemade spray paint made by steeping naturally staining materials like blueberries, walnuts, etc. in boiling water. That might be something to try around here, come to think of it. :)

      We only use it as a tablecloth for art projects to protect the table, and then I usually fold it up again or wash it. That way it’s our inside table cover during the long winter months and a cheerful reminder of summer fun (and it only gets stained with art). It would be a fun way to make kid-personalized tablecloths for meals too though!

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