Some kids are shy with paint. Some are neat with it, and don't want any on their hands. Some are just not interested. Raina... Raina would bathe in the paint if I let her. We've taken a few art classes together this past year, and I can say without a doubt that she is *in love* with paint. By the end of class, she has purple feet, red streaked hair, a green spotted belly, and is green from fingertips to elbows. Yep, this kid was born to be an artist.
Markers and paintings and stamps, OH MY! I always wanted a messy little crafty kid... and I was blessed to get one!