As much as I enjoy doing art projects with the quads, I’ve admittedly avoided them in recent months. Winter wardrobe is simply not conducive to messy art projects. However, I knew it was time to put my reservations aside and let the quads try their hand at painting with brushes for the first time. I waited until George had a day off so I had help managing the eight little hands and forty fingers. Thanks to Sesame Street, the quads are highly interested in the alphabet and letters in general. Given that, I thought it would be fun to let them paint their initials. We started with square canvases and taped off each baby’s initial with masking tape. Then, we let them go with a cup of paint and paintbrushes.
When it was all said and done we had a gigantic mess to contend with, but it was thankfully bath night and our Bumkins smock bibs protected all clothing perfectly. Even better, the paint was easily rinsed from the bibs and they came out of the washing machine looking like new. Once the paint dried, we peeled off the tape, revealing the initials. Even though the babies weren’t quite yet skilled with paintbrushes, it was certainly good practice and a fabulous sensory experience!