Painting on a mirror certainly isn't a new idea but it is one that we had been wanting to try for a while. It appealed to me for many reasons. I like the extra visual element it adds to a normal painting and how it allows for more experimentation in terms of watching your brush strokes and using fingers to pull back the paint and reveal mirror underneath. I think my favourite reason I wanted to try it though was because it is a lovely way to paint without going through a lot of paper. The paint can be washed off of the mirror when the child is finished with the art work. This may be straight after the experience or they may want to let it dry and display it for a couple of days or weeks. Either way, wet or dry, poster paint is very easily washed off simply using water.
I am a huge fan of treasure baskets for babies. They are so simple to put together and they are free as you simply use things from your house that you already have. This makes them great for two reasons; they are a great last minute activity when baby needs a distraction and they introduce babies to objects that they will come across in their everyday life.
This shiny treasure basket took a little bit longer than normal to put together as I added the zip-lock bags but the rest was just a matter of walking from room to room and popping in anything shiny that caught my eye.
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