I'm big on Thank You notes, especially for kids, so when P suggested we send Granny a TEXT for her new outfit yesterday, I almost lost it. I had just seen Mats Gustafson's watercolor illustrations so I drew the outfit and P painted it.
The great thing about painting (especially watercolors) is that it usually turns into other projects. I've figured out that once I suggest enough of my own ideas, she gets frustrated and comes up with her own :)
My vintage punch glasses work well for water since they don't tip over easily, and baby food jars are great for little hands too.