When you have a toddler at home, you need to be really creative on thinking different activities to keep them preoccupied. That’s what I do. I keep on researching and I am always on the look for possible activity that we can do. I was like a real teacher. Hehe! In relation to this, whenever we go out, I always visit some craft shops to buy some art materials. So kailangan, laging may stock. Lol! Few weeks ago, I chanced upon this Divisoria-like stores near Yuyuan Gardens (a very popular tourist spot in Shanghai) where they sell all the things that you need for your DIYs. Bought some things for our future projects. One of the things I bought is this cute and colorful pompom balls that I thought we can use for painting.
The materials that we used are the ones we already have at home. Just papers, finger paints, wooden clips and the pompom balls.
It’s easy to make the brush. You just need to attach the wooden clips to the pompoms and that’s it! You now have a new paint brush!
Small kids can do it too. Lia did her own.
After clipping them together, you can now start painting. Let your kid’s imagination go wild. Let them have their own style, whatever they want. Just use safe and non-toxic paints and the washable ones so it will be easier for you to remove any possible stains that they may cause. If you have the painting robes to use, better. Lia has that, too but we already forgot to get it. We were so excited to paint! We used Crayola finger paints. We also love the Pebeo brand that we left at home. The colors are more vibrant so you make nicer paintings. 🙂
You can actually mix the colors to make more combinations but I will save that lesson for our future projects.
I love these Pompom brushes because it makes beautiful details, like this:
And when they get tired of using brushes, they can always go back to basics – they can use their hands! 🙂
Of course, we need to put it on display to show it to Lia’s number 1 fan, her Daddy! 🙂
We had so much fun making this project. So the next time your kid feels bored, you can try this, too. Let their imagination play and unleash their creativity. And don’t forget to reward them with a yummy and healthy lunch afterwards. 🙂
Have fun with arts and crafts with your kids!