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    So DS is starting to paint and I have the whole set up. The only thing is, DS has one brush and around 4 colours in front of him (Eg: Yellow, Red, Blue, White).
    He will dip the brush into Red, paint something and then dip into blue, hence mixing colours etc.
    How do I teach him to clean the brush before dipping in another colour, how is this done? Am I asking too much of a 3 year old...lol

    Seeing all the colours turn to black in 2min in makes me

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    I have shown DS (3 years old as well) how to dip in the water etc, but part of the fun for him is to mix it all together. I don't really like dictating how he does his crafts, I would much prefer to let his creativity take hold I think you can show them how but at the end of the day, he is only 3 and he's having fun!

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    We have multiple brushes

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    I put a small amount of each colour out at a time in a palette for him so the whole pot isn't ruined

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    brush for each colour...we play a matching game while we do it (ie which pot has the same colour...yay, you got it right).

    or...the small amount of each colour on an icecream container lid and let them go for it.

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    Ok so I might try different brushes. The water thing didn't work, it was a disaster! Gotta love toddlers!

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    I put the paint into a divided plate so she doesn't pollute the whole pot, I use multiple brushes and I do give her water, which she usually prefers to paint with instead of the paint. I really wish I just had a nice shady tree that I could set her up under and just let her go wild then hose her off when she is done.

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    Default Re: Painting with toddler tips

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    I really wish I just had a nice shady tree that I could set her up under and just let her go wild then hose her off when she is done.
    Bring on summer. I think I'll just set up the easel in the wading pool.

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    Ds is 2, we have a brush for each paint pot

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    Default Painting with toddler tips

    DD is almost 2, she loooooves to paint and she loooooooves mixing colors even more think its part of the fun for her we use a palette, and I squeeze a little in at a time, so she always has an opportunity to paint with just one colour, but she likes mixing we have multiple brushes (and foam brushes and stamps) and they all end up black!!


 

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