Day 16 Duration: 30+ minutes
This toddler activity has a bonus story to go along with it! Drama did indeed occur at our house today.
Today started out just like any other...we got ready, ate breakfast, played for a bit, then went out as soon as possible to enjoy the warm morning air. I thought we would try out a painting activity on the sliding glass doors. I saw a similar project that another mama did when she painted eggs on her doors for Easter, but (of course!) I forgot to pin, write down, or bookmark the activity to give credit. (If you know who you are, please let me know.)
Back to the story...So we get get outside to have some fun with the paints. I found this "recipe" for shaving cream paint from Today's Mama on Pinterest ages ago and have been wanting to try it out. All you need is shaving cream, colored bath fizzies, and water. She used it in the bathtub with her kids, but we decided to take it outdoors and paint the door that was due for a cleaning anyway!
I couldn't find a small paintbrush, so we tried spoons and cotton balls as our painting devices. You insisted that I wipe off your fingers each time they touched the fluffy paint, so finger painting was not an option. I put a bit of the paint on the door to show you how to do it, then you got started.
We both had fun spreading the beautiful colors on the door to create our "picture." The paint looked so pretty from the inside, too! I wanted to get a picture from the other side of the door to show you, but OUR DOG FELL IN THE POOL! The pool that still has the winter cover on it and is FREEZING! To make a long story short, our poor lab, Lucy, is fine. Maybe a bit shell-shocked, but alright. Our very kind neighbor heard my shouts for help and ran over to assist me in getting her out. I was able to sprint into the house and put you in the playpen while we fished Lucy out. Needless to say, I had to jump into the chilly water since the ladder wasn't up yet and the water was low.
This put an end the beautiful artwork on the porch, since I had to get a warm shower quickly after our rescue. Maybe next time we can try the activity out with a paintbrush and remember to leave the pups in the house!