My daughter is four years old. She has just recently moved halfway across the world with us to settle in a new country. Part of moving to a new country is throwing out lots of stuff. Unfortunately her water-colours were one of the things which ended in the bin. It was old and well used and needed to be replaces in any case.
Now we have settled in the new house, we have unpacked all our stuff and she wants to paint. No paint.
My excuse of waiting till we go to the shop to get new paint, didn't go down well. She wants to paint now. She will make her own paint.
Here's here plan:
She cuts out small pieces of paper, colours them in with her colouring pencils and then soaks them in small amounts of water until the water turns to colour. Then she paints with the coloured water.
How's that for problem-solving skills?