At Christmas we were given a card with a Christmas tree mirror attached to it. It felt a waste to throw it out but as it was attached to a Christmas card I felt we couldn’t keep it on display all year round. So we decided to paint our mirrored tree as part of a play activity.
I couldn’t resist getting Adam to paint our mirrored tree on a mirror. I thought it would be a fantastic backdrop and add an additional sensory element to the activity. Two mirror painting activities in one! I placed our Ikea bathroom mirror on the table along with three pots of different shades of green paint.
Adam got stuck into the activity straight away by dabbing the paint brush onto the tree and making spots. He used this method with the three different shades of green paint.
He painted around the tree and declared that he was painting grass. Throughout the activity Adam was fascinated by his reflection in both mirrors.
However, it didn’t take him long before he removed the tree mirror and opted to paint the large mirror instead. This is my boy who up until a few months ago would not touch paint. Now he loves hand painting and exploring mark making within the paint! All in all a great activity to recycle our Christmas tree mirror which would have been thrown away.
* Ikea bathroom mirror
* Christmas Tree Mirror
* Baker Ross Ready Mixed Paint (affiliate link)
* Paint Brushes
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