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#1 Daffy2016

Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:38 PM

DD is nearly 11 months and I’d love to get her first drawing to give to my DH for Father’s Day. If I get some of those chunky crayons and some paper, do you think there’s any hope of some scribbles?

I’m tossing up between her eating the crayons or the paper...

#2 MakesMeHappy

Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:41 PM

I would go with first painting. Lay some cardboard outside, undress her and dip her hands/feet/probably whole body in some paints and let her make a masterpiece

#3 seayork2002

Posted 27 July 2018 - 02:57 PM

If it was my son I would have left a heap of paint outside (water based) a large piece of paper and said 'now this is mummy's don't touch it, you are not to do a painting'

I would have got a masterpiece.

Reverse psychology is not working as much now he is nearing high school. But yes if you child is willing a great idea!

#4 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:00 PM

Yes, whole body painting is the way to go. I remember the photos of DD when they did it in the babies room at daycare, so funny. Get someone around to help and take photos.

#5 Daffy2016

Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

I thought about paint but she’s a huge fan of putting her hands in her mouth, so I wasn’t sure how that would go!

I’m also in Canberra so I’ll have to hope the weather warms up before September...

#6 EmmDasher

Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Leave a sheet of paper and a biro on your couch and you're guaranteed some scribble, I promise :doh:

#7 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:06 PM

Daffy - she is at daycare isn’t she? Ask/suggest that they do some art - outsource the mess!

#8 Daffy2016

Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:07 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 27 July 2018 - 03:06 PM, said:

Daffy - she is at daycare isn’t she? Ask/suggest that they do some art - outsource the mess!

Excellent idea 22FMP! That’s what daycare is for, right?

#9 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 27 July 2018 - 03:15 PM

View PostDaffy2016, on 27 July 2018 - 03:07 PM, said:



Excellent idea 22FMP! That’s what daycare is for, right?

Absolutely!

#10 Wango

Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:21 PM

I’d be surprised if daycare didn’t plan something.   Last year we got two handprints (DS was 10months at the time) with the caption “best dad - hands down” pretty cute!

#11 eigne

Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:28 PM

You need a large ziplock bag with some paint squirted on paper inside. Then they squish the paint around through the plastic and there is no mess!

#12 Wolf87

Posted 27 July 2018 - 11:51 PM

Every Father’s Day I do a foot mold. Just flour and salt, you can google the recipe. She’s now 3 and we have three cool footprints hung on her wall. I paint them really badly but it’s nice to have.

#13 newmumandexcited

Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:03 AM

You could do handprints and footprints?




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