Little has been spending a lot of time this summer, at her picnic table within our swingset, painting. She comes back to the house with almost-three-year-old masterpieces that are usually on paper. Sometimes, however, they’re not. A few days ago, this walked into my kitchen.
Ah, yes. This summer she’s all about paints. The next day, she asked me to come paint with her. I was thrilled. And then she asked me to paint a butterfly on her face. I started to make a butterfly on her cheek, even painted a sample on paper first. But she wanted it exactly how her teacher had painted it. Luckily, her teacher happens to be my friend and neighbor, so I called, and requested a quick tutorial. I don’t think I did too badly for a first try.
I was surprised to find that watercolors work well for face painting. Which is great because it comes off so easily at night. Little and I have since spent many an afternoon outside, “tattooing” each other with paint. It’s a great activity for a quiet, hot day.
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