Sunday, January 30, 2011

This Was Messy

This afternoon, Norah put Crayola's "washable" claim on their fingerpaints through a thorough field test.


Thankfully, we learned that not only does it easily wash off skin and clothes, but it also washes off laminate floors, coffee tables, glass, walls, bathmats, and bathroom cabinets. Somehow, she even managed to get some paint on my bra, and I haven't run that through the wash yet, but so far, Crayola can rest easy with their marketing claims -- because this kid is a fingerpainting-machine!

She loved it so much that when I finally said she'd had enough (near the end, she was out of paper and was just painting herself and the coffee table), she bawled and bawled. She's never cried in the bath before, but she cried the entire time I washed that very washable paint off her. Jerry promised her that he's gonna bring home some giant paper from work, so next weekend perhaps we'll just lay down some huge swaths of paper and let her fingerpaint to the point of exhaustion.

22 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Too cute!! You are one brave momma!

Marci said...

Cute, you should frame her artwork!

Lisa said...

fun times :-)

Jan said...

Adorable!!!

I agree with Marci. You should frame it! My grandmother did that with my first fingerpaint experience and I just recently acquired it. It's pretty neat (and old considering I am 48).

Anonymous said...

she will love the giant roll of paper, get her to do some hand & foots print painting...kids love that.

Lily

N.D. said...

Oh man! this looks like so much fun. Good times. Thanks so much for your "you're not alone" comment - I really appreciated it.

Carla said...

Too adorable! What a great memory captured in art and photos!

trifitmom said...

that is just adorable.

Marlene said...

That looks too fun!!!

Charbelle said...

Oh my word TOO CUTE!!!!

Crystal said...

Those paintings are looking pretty good! I think she's ready to display some of them in the many art shows down here in Florida :)

Nikki said...

Great idea! Marcus would LOVE that! I know the markers are definitely washable, so glad to hear the paint is too!

savvyfitchica said...

that's hilarious! Your idea of huge paper and just covering the floor w/ it is a brilliant idea! I'm sure she'll love it and I hope you post about it as well.

Xenia said...

In one of the photos it looks like Norah has a farmer's tan. The new Coppertone baby, perhaps? :)

Erin said...

You are extremely brave. I would NEVER do that inside my house no matter what Crayola claims.

In fact, Ryan mentioned Miller is over his finger painting aversion (they give him a toothbrush at daycare because he doesn't like to get his hands dirty) and I should try it at home with him...maybe this weekend, outside, with a hose.

fancy nancy said...

So cute!!! Emma loves to paint too although I haven't been brave enough to let her our of her high chair to paint! We have a roll of paper (my father-in-law gave us old wallpaper) that we roll out on the coffee table for coloring! So fun!

Krissy said...

You brave mom! hahaha....I have to do that with Eli soon, I keep thinking we don't do enough craft type stuff. Now I know the finger paints wash off easily I will go for it!

Andy said...

An artist after my own heart :)

Viv said...

So cute! You are one of the cool moms that let her pay with paint. I am the mean one fo sho! She is getting so big.
You just publicly stated bring home office supplies, LOL!

Dimity and Sarah said...

So cute...I love her round, painted belly. Clearly, a work of art in every respect.

Run with Jess said...

OMG - the pictures are hilarious! You are one brave momma to let her do that... and very cool in my opinion! We're a crafty family too!

Adam said...

If only there were finger paints for adults......

Do they make washable coffee? I seem to be having trouble with that lately