Monday, January 16, 2012

Silly Mom Tricks

As I've been telling everyone my whole life; I'm a genius :) I've figured out a way to let Ishaan play with paints *without* making a colossal mess.

I let him use coffee filters instead of paper.

The benefits are:
  • They are cheap-- I found them at walmart for about 2 dollars for a pack of 200.
  • They are thicker; like a thick paper towel so they soak up the paint instead of running all over the place.
  • When he's done, I just use the coffee filters to soak up any paint left on his high chair tray (or even on the floor)
  • They are reusable-- I rinse them out and let them dry in a bowl or on the back of our dishrack. The color stays, but they can still be used to paint again. 
  • If the paint is pretty enough, a can use them to make coffee filter flowers.

Right now, the 'paint' we are using is just a small bowl of water with a few drops of food coloring. I ask him what color he wants (he always says orange), and mix it up on the spot. I give him 3-4 coffee filters and a brush and let him go to town.  Even if he dumps the entire bowl of water, the filters are absorbant enough to handle the mess. (ask me how I know).

Now if only I can channel my powers into potty training I'd be all set.

1 comment:

  1. You are brilliant Palak! And super creative! I love the flowers you made :)


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