Almost two weeks ago Rabbit and Tiddler had a lovely time playing with paint in the Tuff Spot. It was worthy of a separate blog post, but instead it got rather lost in a round up of a busy and somewhat stressful week. We squirted blobs of paint around the Tuff Spot, and then made marks in the paint with cardboard tubes, cars and balls, and our hands too . It was a lot of fun, and I would like to do it again soon. We need to use heavier balls, such as marbles so that we can roll them around the Tuff Spot, and I’m sure we can think of lots of other toys to use for mark-making as well. I will also experiment with putting paper in the Tuff Spot first, or laying paper on top of the patterns to take prints of them, although I think the process is a lot more important than the product.
After the painting session, we had lunch then headed out for a walk in the woods. When we returned home, Rabbit and Tiddler decided they would like to wash the cars and balls. I think if anything this was even more fun than the original activity. I placed a bowl of soapy water in the middle of the Tuff Spot, gave them each a cloth and let them get on with it. They had a wonderful time!