We had great fun out in our back garden tackling some big outside art. My sons have wanted to get messy with some foot print painting ever since seeing this fab post from Our Little House in the Country . We decided to use an old bed sheet as our canvas to give my 3 children even more room to express themselves.
We started off by laying the sheet out on the grass. Then the kids took turns in getting their feet painted. This involved lots of giggling, as the brush was tickling their feet. They then happily stomped footprints all over the sheet.
My eldest son asked if he could have his hands painted as well and of course his younger siblings didn’t want to miss out. So they joined in and they all merrily started to slap down handprints onto the sheet as well. By this time they were really getting into the activity and they had got bored of waiting for me to paint their hands and feet, so they just got stuck in themselves with the paint and brushes leading to even more giggling.
I had laid out a few different brushes and tubes to stamp onto the sheet as well but they weren’t interested in using any of these things very much. They just wanted to keep painting their hands and feet and stamping them all over the sheet. My 4 year old kept telling me how much fun he was having, so I just let them get on with it. He also asked if he could have the sheet on his bed that night, but I had to draw the line on that one.