Inspired a post I read a few weeks ago by my pal Allie over at No Time for Flashcards, Maddy, Owen, and Cora had a blast painting with toothbrushes earlier this week.
These were freebie brushes we scored at the Guppy Gala, and they were perfect for this kind of activity. Kids loooove to paint with unusual things–leaves, branches, their fingers!, combs, golfballs–whatever.
But toothbrushes–things used to clean our teeth?
My kiddos were super-giggly over this and thought for sure their mom had lost her mind. (Not quite yet, kiddos. . .give me time).
I even made some smiley faces with big teeth so that Maddy, Owen, and Cora could pretend they were making teeth dirty instead of cleaning them.
It was so fun to watch them figure out how to use the brushes to create the pictures they wanted–they certainly felt stranger than their usual paintbrushes. . .
They really enjoyed this, and I’m not sure it would have come to mind had I not read Allie’s “Smile” post. Thanks, friend!
And that was our little bit of fun and crafty learning for the day. (Or was it playing?) Sometimes it’s hard to tell, and that’s okay by me.