The final product looks fantastic, but as it is a garage, we decided we needed to do something about that pesky (and not so cute) garage door. My mom had the genius idea to let L paint a sheet that could then be hung up to block the view of the garage door. Swell idea, and it made for an awesome afternoon of messy fun!
We laid out a plain white sheet in the yard and some pie tins filled with tempera paint. L got right to work!
Of course, after a few tries sticking her hands into the pie tins, clever L discovered a much more effective method for paint distribution:
And as per her usual, it just wouldn't be a proper painting activity without experimenting with a little body art:
The creativity went on and on! It was so much fun to listen to L talk to herself about what she was doing and comment on all the different colors. Her dad and I just couldn't help ourselves...we had to join in the messy fun too! Of course, even the great artists sometimes need a rest:
Eventually, L decided her masterpiece was complete. She raised her hands in creative victory!
L did grace me with enough patience to sit still long enough to take a photo of our very painty feet:
Finally, the fun came to an end and we had a marvelous new work of art to hang in the new playroom. I joked that we should change our name to Pollock, and that's when the husband came up with the very clever name for our family masterpiece - Playroom Rhythm. So much fun! We shimmied L straight up to the bath tub and frankly that grungy orange bath water was just as lovely as the sheet!