November 17th is World Prematurity Day. We have joined forces with 5 other bloggers to support the UK charity Bliss with a Rainbow Blog Hop. This year 15 million babies will be born prematurely around the world. 60,000 will be born in the UK.
Back in February Adam had his first experience of painting in the bath. It was a great activity and so easy to clean. I decided to repeat the activity as Adam is older but wanted to add an extra element. This time we added shaving foam to the paint to create rainbow shaving foam bath painting.
The activity was easy to set up. I squirted shaving foam into each container and mixed in a small amount of paint. For the roller brush tray I added shaving foam to the bottom of the tray and then added strips of paint. This is a great activity if you are running low on paint as you do not need much.
Adam jumped straight into the bath and immediately started painting. He had managed three rainbows before I could even reach for the camera! The shaving foam added a wonderful texture to the paint.
Last time Adam struggled to pick up the heavy roller brush. This time he used a smaller version and was able to manoeuvre it easily.
You may remember that Adam does not like to get messy during painting. However, without prompting he realised he could mark make with his finger. Check out our Facebook page for a video of Adam mark making.
I am pleased to say that shaving foam with added paint is just as easy to clean up afterwards. I simply sprayed the shower on it and wiped it once with a cloth.
This post is part of an amazing Rainbow Blog Hop dedicated to supporting World Prematurity Day and UK based charity Bliss – who provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
Check out these other posts:
* A bath
* Shaving foam
* Paint – we would now use Baker Ross Ready Mixed Paint (affiliate link)
* Paint containers
* Paint brushes
* Small roller paint brush and tray
Adam was 2 years and 6 months old.
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