I like going in to my son's classroom to help out. It's always fun to see what kind of projects first graders do. Today's project was an art experiment with marbles, paint, and magnets.
"You don't mind working with paint, do you?" the teacher asked.
I shook my head. "No, I like working with paint," Then I thought about it for a second and added, "As long as there are plenty of hand wipes!"
The teacher grinned. She gave me plenty of hand wipes.
The kids marched out to where I had everything set up. I explained how to move the marbles with the magnets through the paint, to create gorgeous masterpieces.
They had a great time making splat marks and squiggly lines on the paper. After talking about magnets, and colors, I asked the kids what they thought they created.
"A mess," said one kid.
"A blob," said another.
My kid? "A blazing red sunset with a Pokemon ball."
Wow. Does he have an imagination, or what?
(And yes, I used almost the entire container of hand wipes - on myself!)