I needed something fun and bright to do, something different that would get them all excited. As I boiled them up some plain spagetti for morning tea ( dont ask, my kids are weird) I wondered if you could use it to paint with? Im not one who usually uses food to paint ( I shudder at fish painting) and I dont really want my kids to think food should be wasted, but I figured a few strands wouldnt hurt.
And so I got out my brightest fluro paint and laid some fresh cooked spagetti into it and called them all over. What ensued was really quite the funniest paint experience I have done in a long time :)
Jumeirah: straight into it. loved the idea, used lots of paper and often tried to use two different colours at the same time. the funny thing with this one was that she had earlier rescued two slaters ( bugs) and had homed them in the top lid of a bug catcher. One was happy to sit still and have the process explained in detail to it, the other kept escaping, heading straight for the paint. Jumeirah had to repeatedly remind him to stay put so she could find him a home or he would end up bright purple. ( both slaters were happily rehomed in a brief break in the weather)