a couple months before suki's first birthday she tried finger paints for the first time.
it was a blast!
we used her prints as party invitations. we have not worked with finger paints since then because it has been too cold in my studio and it's a messy project for the house.
she has been coloring with crayons and pens and using stickers. her drawing technique is the same as her father's. she draws a little bit on a lot of pages then goes back to those pages one by one and adds more layer by layer.
she favors the orange and purple crayons but the others do make an occasional appearance.
another fun cold day activity has been playing with oats and containers.
i got this idea from our friend kathy, she teaches preschool and does something similar.
this activity will keep suki busy long enough for me to make lunch or dinner. she loves filling small jars with the oats and then pretend feeding them to her doll with a fork or spoon. i hide little toys in the oats so there are a lot of fun discoveries for her.
if you have any ideas for projects for children under the age of two please share them as a comment to this post. if you know any blogs or websites with ideas that would be great too.