TIME-OUT FOR TIDBITS
I thought I'd tip you onto a product that we are enjoying. "Elmer's Squeeze n' Brush Paints" are great for the novice painter and great for making posters too. They're quick and easy and contain messes to a minimum.
Set up an easel for your little Picasso. You can create your own easel. Use a large piece of cardboard or purchase a foam board and prop it up against a chair. Place an old sheet under the board. You can use hair claws, those black paperclip clamps, or twist two small tufts of the sheet and wrap them with masking tape to create a support at the base of your foam board so it doesn't fall.
Tape individual pieces of paper onto the sturdy foam board.
Put an old, long T-shirt on your child. Pull loose hair back and let your child paint whatever she imagines.
Now, that's a cute little Picasso!