A couple of art projects that my middle grader worked on recently. She learned a simple new painting technique using acrylic paints and a painting knife by watching YouTube videos (on her own, absolutely no coaxing or nudging from me). I watched some of these videos with her and I am eager to try this with her soon. Just haven’t been able to set aside the time for it yet. .
I find playing with various mediums of color (paints, watercolors, color pencils, etc) to be very relaxing and fun. While I am on this topic, I think it’s relevant to add here that I discovered this interest of mine quite accidentally, only a couple of years ago, when I was going through an overwhelming phase of life and a thoughtful friend gave me a few coloring books and a box of colored pencils as a gift. Until then, I had no idea that I had this inside me. With that background, it’s so rewarding to me now to watch my daughter explore her interests freely at such a young age. It’s even more rewarding to share this common interest with her 💕