As we celebrate all things Dad this time of year, why not explore a creative paint night by using TOOLS as your paintbrushes? Need a circle in your painting? Try a socket from your wrench set. Want perfectly spaced dots? Use the end of an open-ended furniture wrench or some pliers with a spacer held tight between them. Want parallel lines? Try a hammer! And forget the need for a palette knife when you’ve got a flat screwdriver on hand!
Grab canvases from the dollar store, your favorite tools, and some baby wipes to keep them clean as you paint. Then you’re set for a night of fun!
You never know what fun masterpieces your family will come up with!
Before painting, explore what you can do with each tool. I created a cheat sheet with options that we could look at as we painted.
When working with tools as your paintbrush, the paint doesn’t always spread evenly. And grooves in some tools may not show up perfectly on paper. But yet, you can still work with them for a beautiful artistic effect. In life, even when we try our best, not everything always transfers the way we’d hope either. Yet the general effect still comes across. It’s a good reminder that we don’t have to have perfection to achieve success. Talk about your best tips for moving forward without worrying about perfection.
Why This Matters
Creative play builds imagination when you let yourself explore the unexpected!
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