create (with kids): painting with billy | FreshlyPlanted

create (with kids): painting with billy

I am enjoying learning about this son of ours. He is our gentle giant, only 14 months old and wearing 18 month clothing. He is enthusiastic about everything he does, but most of what he does ends up in his mouth which has made me a bit nervous to do much paint with him. Yes, it's non-toxic but that doesn't mean he needs to make a meal out of it. (wink) We've found our compromise this week with bingo markers...

First of all, it's easy for him to hold. Best of all, he has to turn it around to get the paint nub in his mouth which gives my Mama reflexes a few seconds to quickly intercept. I'm figuring as long as I can stay a step or two ahead of this kid, we'll be okay. (Actually we'll be fine either way- but it definitely makes a life a little easier!)

Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly


  1. I haven't tried my 18 month old with these. With craft stuff, he tends to put it in his mouth too. Good idea! I have some of these for my 3.5 year old, so I'll try that this afternoon with my little man!

    1. Kendall, Yea! So happy it's an idea you can use. Anything that helps, right? (wink) -Cassie


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