Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Coloring

I receive a couple of parenting magazines (for free, cause I'm a master shopper!) and was reading through one a couple of weeks ago when something caught my eye. It said that between 12-18 months old is a good time to introduce coloring (well, scribbling really). Nick and I thought that sounded fun so I went on a mission to find some big crayons.


This weekend I finally found some (non-toxic of course because we knew they'd stick them in their mouths) and we sat the boys down at the table to see if we had budding artists on our hands. Here's how that went...

Yep, that would be blue crayon on Tyler's teeth. But wait, there's more! Below you'll see Chase not only has green on his mouth but orange on his shirt!


Things quickly got out of hand with the crayon chewing, so we decided coloring time was over. Jackson, Tyler and Chase were not at all happy with that development as evident by the scrap of paper Jackson is still clutching in his little hands and the dirty look he's shooting me.

I'm sure some of you are curious if the crayons ever actually touched paper... I'm happy to report they did! They also touched the table. I think we'll wait several more weeks before attempting this again. In a few months when the crayons spend more time on paper and less time in mouths we'll put their kid sized, activity table in their playroom. Then we'll sell their masterpieces of artwork for large sums of money. Hey, we gotta pay for diapers somehow!

6 comments:

brossettelewis said...

We only eat crayons here. 12-18 really?

Helen said...

Yeah, I think the age range is off too.... I think they put it in there for the over achieving parents.

Jen said...

Really that early? 12-18 months? They must not be talking about mine! Mine put EVERYTHING in their mouths. Everything. ;-)

Brenda said...

We just get the shuffle back and forth from one had to the other. That's hilarious you caught the evidence left behind from their masterpiece.

Monica said...

Hi, I really enjoy your blog. Your boys are adorable. My son is almost 18 months and he loves crayons. He loves to color with them a little but he doesn't press down very hard. He really likes to pull the paper off and he has been known to nibble on them a little. Have you heard of the Crayola Color wonder markers. I guess they're markers. Anyway they only appear on the color wonder paper so you don't have to worry about the color getting on their clothes or your walls. My sons is getting a set for Christmas, so we will see how they work. Oh, he also loves finger painting.....but I haven't been brave enough to try it at home. He only paints at school. Again I love your blog....keep the videos coming. I laughed so hard to other day when your son was being silly in his bed at naptime. Too Funny!

Grandma RoseAnne said...

Ahh, brings back fond memories of diapers that had more Crayola color in them then the color you usually find in them. Good thing they were non-toxic back then too.

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