To celebrate our Earth on its special day, Mila created a beautiful Earth Day Painting.
Is there a huge possibility that more paint ended up on her than the canvas? Of course! But she had a lot of fun talking about the Earth and describing what she was painting.
As for me, I loved watching her creativity and seeing how much she actually notices the world around her.
Reliving curiosity about everything is the best part of parenting for me. Mila has taught me how to love our Earth and everything around us so much more deeply. It makes huge, paint messes like these not feel a burden to clean up. She makes life fun and happy.
I absolutely loved that proverb when I was looking information up about Earth Day. Being a mom and wondering what Mila’s future will be like made me have a connection with it. This proverb is just so powerful.
Anyways, thinking about Earth Day and her creativity led us to doing a painting.
If you want to do what we did, here’s what you’ll need:
This activity is super simple. I promise we had every intention on making neat little earths.
To prep, just grab something circular shaped that you don’t mind getting paint on. Then pour green and blue paint beside each other.
All you have to do is instruct your child to dip the ball in the paint and put it on the canvas.
The ball is way easier to paint with than food!
At some point, Mila decided she didn’t want to paint with the ball anymore. She dipped her finger in the green paint and slid it across her forehead.
I have no idea why this popped in her head, but I just let her do her thing.
I would NOT suggest letting them finger or hand paint if you’re unprepared. Paint went all over Mila’s clothes and the picnic bench. She was covered too.
But it was okay and washed off. The memory of watching her paint was way worth it.
She described she was painting rainbows and grass. The earths on the top of the canvas were clouds and the sky. She had a whole story for her artwork. It was the cutest thing.
The best part was how proud she was of her painting. When my mom came to pick Mila up, she showed off her work.
I love that she’s able to learn, but always put her twist on things.
As always, if you end up doing this activity, let me know in the comments or tag me on Instagram: @greyskies.rainbowhighs.
Check out some of these other Earth Day and natured inspired activities Mila and I have done. They’re a lot of fun!