Anna’s wonders if her finger paint containment idea would work:
I recently let my 18 month-old try finger painting for the first time, and we had a blast. I had him in just his diaper since skin is rather stain-proof, and when I took him out of his high chair, I put him down straight into the tub, removed the diaper, turned on the water, and started scrubbing. Partway through the bath, it occurred to me…why didn’t I just move the finger painting to in the tub? I envision starting in a dry bathtub, commence art, remove completed masterpieces, and begin bathtime. Is this crazy?
My motto: if it works, it’s not crazy. Some types of paint may stain the bathtub enamel (because there’s no way a kid will keep finger paint confined to the page), but I imagine washable paint wouldn’t pose a problem.
What do you think?