I found this little ceramic (?) easter shapes at the dollar store that came with some paints. I figured for a dollar why not. She really enjoyed doing this, although I realized I didn't fully think out my purchase when I smelt the paints! They were a bit on the toxic side. Oh well I lived on the edge and let her paint. I watched her carefully so she didn't get any on her or decide to give it a taste. She was really amazed when we went back to her egg and it was all dry and shiny. Once again I had to stop myself from micro-managing the whole process. It was hard to watch her mix all the paint colours into an ugly brown hue, however she didn't mind and seemed to really like her end product. The great thing about all this painting we are doing is she seems to be gaining more and more awareness of her colours. More and more she is pointing to the correct colour when I ask. Although all colours for the most part are "booo" - blue.
We also made some whole wheat playdough. We had no white flour, but it worked fine. We used neon food dye and with the whole wheat flour I really like the end result. I decided to make her three different colours and not worry if she mixed them up. So far they have actually stayed separate. Her favourite thing to do is have me make a bowl and then we make berries and fill up the bowl.