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February 28, 2007

Our first art project

Paint_butterflies_smWe've been slow to introduce the girls to the joy of painting because, up until now, they've really been unable to tell the difference between smearing paint on a paper and calling it "art" or smearing spaghetti sauce on their place mat and calling it "mess".

But all that changed yesterday when I gave Gwen and Maddy two unfinished wood butterflies, a paintbrush and five colors of paint and let them have at it!   It was fun to see each child's style.  Gwen was a "dabber" and Maddy was more of a "stroker".  I only stepped in when their pinks and greens started to look more like brown. 

I think they did a wonderful job!  When everything dried, I went back and outlined each butterfly and they helped me paint the glitter glue topcoat on.  Now their beautiful butterflies are hanging on the wall in their room!

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