Our new playpen arrived yesterday for Molly! I have put it up in the playroom but there is some reorganization that needs to get done in there, I think i will move the desks out to the other side and have the playpen over in that corner to give a bit more room. I have never actually had a playpen before but I am finding that Molly is a super speedy crawler and so it seemed a good idea to have somewhere nice a safe but not too tiny(!) for her to play while I am cooking (the kitchen is next to this room just out of shot) or while I am doing a non baby friendly activity with the older kids.
Molly is just about getting into her proper “activities” now as opposed to being a more passive participant. I dont fancy giving her actual painting tools – she would eat the paint and probably poke herself in the eye with the brush but this activity gives her the feel of creating a painting without the mess and injury!
Its just a freezer bag with a few blobs of coloured paint in which I then sellotaped to her high chair tray. She then used her hands to spread the paint around.
The whole activity lasted only about 5 minutes but as a first introduction to paint I think its well worth a go!