Give Boy O a blank canvas, paintbrush, and some orange, white and black paint and voila!-Abstract Halloween masterpiece.
Not only will the paintings look good anywhere in the house, but it was a great lesson in colors. Candy Land could only go so far....and we were having trouble teaching the difference between black and gray. Black and white paint was perfect for this lesson. Not only does he know the difference between the two colors, but he now knows the recipe for the color gray.
A few days later, we used empty glass jars, decoupage glue and tissue paper to make Halloween tea light holders.
This was fun simply because it was so messy! Glue was everywhere, as was the tissue paper-but thank goodness we cut out shapes for the faces beforehand and it helped with learning to use scissors and reinforce all of the shapes. Who knew Halloween could be so educational?
Here's the finished product:
Stay tuned, we haven't even gone to the pumpkin patch and I have lots of ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas...