Today is Maia's birthday and I meant to put together a post with a few photos from the last three years, but alas I didn't get my act together. Oh well. Here's something completely unrelated instead.
We all love new materials, right? And new tools. Well the painting section at Lowes or Home Depot (or your friendly local mom and pop place) has fun and cool new tools to try. Of course they're meant for painting your walls, but kids don't know that.
I picked up this roller for cheap and Maia has really enjoyed painting with it. It's for painting corners and edges around your walls and trim, but works well for making lines on paper as well.
Here's Maia's finished painting. She started off with a bit of watercolor painting, then some roller painting in tempera, and finally some finger painting in tempera. By the way, I've been getting poster board for her to paint on lately, mostly so she'll have a larger surface to work on. It's sturdy, holds up well to the paint, and is relatively inexpensive. I get ours at Target for 33 cents each. Yay for inexpensive supplies!