Because having a baby makes everything more fun. This year, we’re staying home from Christmas, which means that I had to send the family gifts in the mail. I wanted to add an extra touch, so I used Olivia’s artistic skills to make extra special wrapping paper.
First up, I had to prep the area. I draped a towel over the back and bottom of her high chair. The table got a few layers of Glad cling wrap to create the painting surface. With some brown paper bags, non-toxic acrylic paint and a bunch of baby wipes handy, Olivia and I were ready to go.
At first, she just played around with the paint on her hands. I did have to keep her pacifier in her mouth so she wouldn’t put her hands in her mouth. oops!
With a little encouragement, she did end up coloring on the bags as I placed them on the table. She seemed to be more intrigued by how paint worked, than by the fun of messing with the paint itself.
After a bunch of wipe cleaning and a bath, the bags were left to dry. The towel and cling wrap, kept the chair stain free. Olivia’s tongue was green for a little while afterwards though…
With some red twine and a tag, the gifts were ready to be mailed!
I loved it. I believe Olivia also enjoyed it. My family loved it. So, maybe next year we’ll have to repeat it.
Until then, hope you have a very Merry Christmas!