I kept seeing the splat painting going on in blog land almost everywhere lately. I loved the idea and finally got around to trying it out with T.
However, T had another idea in how she wanted to create. She had no interest in using the spatula I provided when I showed her how to splat the sponges with it. Instead, she chose to get her hands "dirty" and grab the sponges themselves and she began sponge painting.
I have no problem with this as like I've said before, it's the process of creating that matters. I'm just here to provide the tools and encourage creativity.
After a few minutes of sponge painting, she quickly forgot the sponges all together as well. She began glopping her hands with paint and just gooping the paint between her fingers.
She also decided to paint some other objects that were around her besides the big sheet of paper.
I brought out the bucket of soapy water, a sponge, and a towel for her to clean off herself. It was quite messy but she really enjoyed herself. It was quite the sensory experience, I think.