I found these great natural sea sponges while I was in Bunnings the other day and thought they would be fun for the kids to paint with. They are all slightly different and made different patterns on the paper which the kids found interesting.
I set up the easel and let the kids go for it. Both of them got involved and did lots of painting (which we will later use for wrapping paper ;))
Of course, this inevitably led to experimentation. This is Esme asking very politely if she can paint the slide...
Of course I let her. After all, the paint does wash off and they had so much fun!
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