He switched back and forth between the paints and the markers, unable to decide which was more fun.
Although somehow my mess loving son didn't like the finger paints. He would not use his little fingers. And the poor plate of finger paints sat untouched until I handed him a paint brush and then he went to town with all the colors. He kept insisting he needed "more, more, more" of his favorite colors.
Now I'm wondering how to keep all of his art. This first real burst of creativity left me with three bea-u-tiful pictures, so I know that there are lots more where those came from! Any sugguestions?