In case you hadn't guessed I'm quite into art and crafts so I've been trying to think of a way to give Henry a little art activity to try out.
At 5.5 months he's still too young for food (I'm paranoid about the risk of food allergies fter the problems Freddy had as a baby) so I didn't want to try those edible paints just yet so I devised a little paint frame for him to play around with.
I have seen this kind of thing before when you see a plastic food bag with paint stuck to a table for children to squish around. I haven't tried it out yet but I wanted something a bit more portable for this so that we could hold it up to windows, put it on a light box, stand on it and keep it for a few days.
To make it just cut two frames from a cardboard box and wrap them with cling film about 6 times - I wanted quite a thick layer. I used duct tape (my new favourite item) around the edges.
Squirt a paint pattern onto one of the frames.
Then cut 4 strips of cardboard to help separate the frames.....
and stick them onto the painted frame only.
Then just stick the two frames together with more tape and give to a baby!