Toddler Activities: Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils

Since Gavin’s been on holidays, he’s been very bored cooped up indoors with Gareth and me.  With Gareth being a high needs baby, I haven’t really been able to devote a lot of time to Gavin.  My ILs have been really great taking Gavin out at every chance they get just to offer him some variety to the usual hum drum.  Unfortunately, Gavin sometimes chooses not to take them up on their offer.  There are days when he willingly goes out and days when he insists on staying home with Mummy and Gareth.

So when he stays home, I’ve been trying to add a little more variety into his day by incorporating some new activities into the daily grind aside from the TV and trains.  I recently added Faber-Castell watercolour pencils to Gavin’s complement of art supplies since he loves to paint.

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For our first watercolour pencil activity, I let Gavin colour in  the pictures from his Tigger & Pooh, and Mickey Mouse colouring books and paint over them with water.  Suffice to say that he enjoyed himself so much that he was extremely disappointed to have to end the activity because it was dinner time.

Here are the three pictures he coloured/painted:  Pooh and Eeyore

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Racing Mickey:

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Mickey in the snow:

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This is a relatively “clean”, affordable and fun activity to do.  The colouring books were about RM8 (although you don’t really have to get these – you can draw your own pictures for your child to colour in or let them get creative on their own) and a small pack of Faber-Castell watercolour pencils about RM4.  This is also a lot “cleaner” than painting with real paints.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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