This is another awesome “painting” activity that involves very little mess. It’s perfect for my young toddler.
I drew some pictures on a paper towel with a marker (“A” and an apple, since we were working on the letter A). I gave J some paintbrushes and a cup with a TINY amount of water. As he paints the paper towel, he can watch the marker spread. J really liked this craft and it was simple to clean up! I just used a black marker this time because it was all I had nearby but next time I’ll try different colors. I think a rainbow would turn out great.
**J has since painted a rainbow and a flower. He has also colored his own papertowel and then painted it. I have also since learned that he can paint SO much that the picture basically disappears and it become a tye-dye style art piece. This is perfectly fine, since it’s all about the process IMO.**
Age? First attempted at 18 months; J still likes it at 21 months
Try Again? Yes; we’ve done this often and will surely do it again. Eventually he can draw his own pictures and see how water effects them