Yesterday we found ourselves in a little bit of a dilemma. We did not have any childcare for our daughter. I was just returning from being out for a full week after my gall bladder surgery & my husband could not take the day off either. We were not sure what we were going to do. My brother-in-law volunteered to take her, but would not be able to get her until the afternoon, so I asked my work if I could bring my daughter to work for a few hours in the morning. They said “No problem”, so Mai came to work with me.
Just like most 3 year olds, she was curious about things. She wanted to play with my pens & highlighters, even though she had her own box of crayons with her. She also found my stash of White-out.
“Mama what is this?”
“That’s White-out, baby?”
I explained to her what it was & she wanted to play with it. Of course I did not want my office covered in a White-out mess, nor did I think that my boss would enjoy it, so I told her that I would show it to her later at home.
Not only did Mai get to play with White-out when we got home, we made an art project out of it. I showed her how to use the White-out applicator just like a paint brush. I told her that if she painted the White-out onto the paper, she could paint over it later & the White-out would make her paint look invisible. She was very excited to try this
White-out is messy, so put something down to protect the surface that you are working on. You can make a design for your child or let them make one of their own.
Use the White-out applicator to paint a design onto a piece of paper & let it dry.
Use water colors to paint over your design. Markers work well too.
My daughter got so excited when she saw her design peeking out from under her paint.
She painted two pictures & mommy made one too.
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