Thursday, 19 May 2016

Painting with toys in the tuff spot

It's the time of year when our tuff spot comes out of it's winter hibernation in the shed and starts being used again.
I am currently trying to work my way through some of our craft stuff, I have so much that my huge cupboard and Trofast unit are bursting at the seams. So as I work through it I will no doubt be using the contents for some tuff spot fun over the coming weeks.

We woke up on Tuesday to a gorgeous sunny day so we decided to spend the morning in the garden and I set up a super easy tuff spot that anyone can do. We gathered a whole load of toys, some bright poster paints and a roll of newsprint paper that I was recently sent from Baker Ross.

I cut the paper to size and used masking tape to secure it in the tuff spot, the boys added their chosen toys and finally I squirted the paint into the edges and the boys set to work using their toys to paint with. I also made sure they had a tub of water to rinse off the toys in between colours.

They spent a whole hour painting and printing with the various toys. I think part of the fun was using their toys in a different way. Favourite toys for printing were sticklebricks, duplo and wooden blocks, the toy animals were walked through the paint and their footprints across the paper.  As I expected both boys loved running the vehicles through the paint and over the paper, we have done this before and I am sure will again.

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