Tips for Watercoloring with Kids

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I’ve always loved painting, art, and pretty much all things creative. In my pre-mom days I had these visions of beautiful afternoons spent painting with my future children. After becoming a mom, the reality was I would actually cringe when the kids requested to paint — things just get messy so fast, and as moms we try to avoid messes, right?

Yet painting was something I really wanted to be able to enjoy with my kids. I still don’t have the nerve to really let the kids loose with acrylics or craft paint, but I have figured out some simple ways to make watercoloring easy to manage with the kids, and I’ve partnered with Munchkin to share them with you all today.

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Love these @munchkin No-Tip Cups for watercoloring with kids via @PagingSupermom

One of the biggest problem we would run into while watercoloring is that my kids would frequently — as in nearly every time — knock over their cups of water. Of course the water would run everywhere and often ruin the masterpiece they were working on.

Love these @munchkin No-Tip Cups for watercoloring with kids via @PagingSupermom

My friends at Munchkin sent me some of their Miracle toddler cups to try — they have a 360 Miracle Cup that is a replacement for sippy cups (and trust me you will NEVER go back), they also have these No-Tip Toddler Cups, which are clearly an ideal solution for watercoloring… and dinnertime.

Maybe my family is just incredibly clumsy… I swear, before we got these cups, at least half of our meal times would involve a spill of one kind or another. Even my older kids would frequently knock their cups over. Does this happen to you too?

Love these @munchkin No-Tip Cups for watercoloring with kids via @PagingSupermom

Love these @munchkin No-Tip Cups for watercoloring with kids via @PagingSupermom

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End of School Year Party Ideas

Fun Sun Craft Project for Kids via @PagingSupermom

The end of the school year seems like a perfect time to throw a party! Here in Arizona, an end of school party almost surely involves swimming. Today I have some decor ideas and more fun activities to keep your crew entertained, even if you don’t have a swimming pool.

How to Throw and End of School Year Party via @PagingSupermom

A few years ago we shared some adorable printables for an “Oh Summmer!” party over at OneCharmingParty.com, including this cute Summer Fun Foldover Tag and water bottle wraps.

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This Dangling Sun Kids Craft, similar to these Paper Plate Flowers, are sure to be a hit at your End of School party.

Fun Sun Craft Project for Kids via @PagingSupermom

Fun Sun Craft Project for Kids via @PagingSupermom

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We Heart Mom Coloring Banner

How cute is this FREE Mother's Day Banner that kids can color from @PagingSupermom

We shared this We Heart Daddy banner before, and now our kids wanted a Mom version.

How cute is this FREE Mother's Day Banner that kids can color from @PagingSupermom

Of course this banner is perfect for Mother’s Day, but we have an inkling they might be planning to make it to welcome us home from SNAP conference. We had actually created the Dad banner not for Father’s Day but to welcome Dad home from a trip — we always miss Dad when he’s away. Come to think of it, we actually now have a Welcome Home banner too — clearly we love banners! The great thing about banners are that you get a big bang with just a few pieces of paper.

How cute is this FREE Mother's Day Banner that kids can color from @PagingSupermom

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