My kids seems to be on opposite schedules lately. Lucca wakes up early, and is going down for a nap just when Raina is waking up for the day. This leaves us with a 2-3 hour window of times in the morning when it's just me and Raina! It's awesome... except we can't go anywhere. Sometimes we fill the time with a movie and snuggles, but most of the time Raina wants to do science or an art project! On those days, I pick my brain for ideas or head over to one of my Pinterest boards - Art with Raina or Learn at Home.
This morning's project has been living on my pinterest board for a while now: Noodle Painting! Yeah, it's as fun as it sounds!
We had no spaghetti, so I used our last bunch of these Japanese noodles
I thought it would be enough for just two colors, but it turned out to be enough for 3 bowls of alternative paintbrushes!
Then I topped them off with ketchup, mustard, and... blueberry sauce?
and mixed them up! I think it looks purty!
We taped a roll of easel paper to the kitchen floor so we'd have a nice big work area to play on. Raina helped with the taping. That little lady loves herself a good roll of masking tape!
Of course, my vision was not hers :) I imagined we would use the noodles as paintbrushes... she decided it was better to use a SMOOSH effect!
"Mumma! This feels gooey!!"
Here are some of the fun marks the noodles made on paper:
And this is what we were left with :)
3 bowls of rainbow noodles...
...and one pretty rad painting!