Most of you already know that I'm slightly, scratch that majorly, obsessed with Carter's handprints and footprints. I've made a handprint or footprint craft with him for every holiday. We made Christmas ornaments when he was about 5 days old and then Valentine's Day cards when he was 2 months old, more about those here. Next we did shamrocks for St. Patrick's day, here, bunnies for Easter, here, and Mother's Day cards here.
The other day after we had created our most recent art project for Father's Day (more to come later), I got to thinking. With all of the paint Carter has had slathered on his hands and feet, the poor boy has only ever gotten to make what I wanted him to. I figured it was about time for him to make a masterpiece of his own and that he did.
We started out using his high chair. I was surprised that he didn't put his whole hand down on the paper. Instead he put fingers down a few at a time and then he'd use his fingernails to scratch the paint around. He was more interested in playing with the paper than getting paint on the paper. Lucky for me, playing with the paper resulted in paint getting slathered all over it.