Last month, our weekly play group took a trip to a local ceramics shop to paint gifts for Father’s Day. We had 6 mommies and 6 little ones ranging from 7 to 14 months in age. I confess, I did have my fears (think babies grabbing and tossing ceramic pieces to the floor) but it went so well! With the help of booster seats and a couple of high chairs, we managed to safely secure the group and have fun.
I helped my son paint a pencil cup for Trent. Having watched a couple of his friends get their hands painted first, he was a pro at letting me apply the paint to his hand:
Then, with the added assistance of one of the other mommies, we placed his hand firmly on the cup. Repeated with the other hand. Added a few brush strokes (which didn’t last long as he tried to eat the brush LOL). I painted “To Dada / Love, Dylan 2010.”
The final part of our gift – I handmade a card for Trent:
Supplies: Kraft paper; American Crafts patterned papers; Bazzill red cardstock; miscellaneous navy blue cardstock; QuicKutz heart die; Making Memories letter stickers. Inspired by the May A Year in Cards class at Two Peas.