|Piper Van Gogh, my little artist in the making!|
|See that 3+ in the upper corner? Ignore it!|
|Start with little dabs of paint on the paper...|
|Let the artist do her thing...|
|OMG, I forgot the bib!!! :)|
Letting Piper finger paint at around 10-months was a trial and error endeavor. The first time around, I placed a few paint globs of various colors on a small disposable pie tin so that she could dip her fingers into the colors and then onto the paper. I quickly learned this was not the right method for such a young child. The painting concept she understood, the needing to go back and forth from pie-tin to paper...not so much.
After this initial trial and error, I figured out a much better way to let her self-lead the painting sessions.
|Make sure the paper is close to the edge of the work service for less mess!|
|She's very curious about the texture of paint!|
|See, the tape is working it's magic!|
|Yes, I finally remembered to bib-up!|
|As you will see, she does a lot of pointing and requesting!|
|And sometimes she is very demanding about it! ;)|
|Serious art face!|
|Messy is fun!|
|The messier the better!|
|Discovering new texturea is nice, too!|
|Can't you see the wheels turning?|
|So far, a fantastic piece!|
|Finishing up, right before signature time!|
|Sometimes you just have to take a taste!|
|But the taste is not quite up to par!|
|The final piece, with hand print signatures!|
|The re-purposed art caddie...love it!|
And now on to some working with markers pics....
|Working on her fine motor skills!|
(Taking top on and off)
|Trying new techniques!|
|Really getting serious!|
|Love her style :)|
|She's not sleeping, she's hugging her picture!|
And one final pic...the Instagram version of her finger paint masterpiece. I hate that it crops it, but I love the framing effect!
|What is there not to love? Amazing work for a 13-month old!|
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