Well, we got brave. My 5 year old loves to paint. She has move from painting colors and abstract type art to making pictures. She likes making pictures of people.
I on the other hand don't feel confident in my picture skills and like the way colors all over the page look. So, I used my fingers to play in the paint, and it turned out to be a peacock. Great for letter "P" activity.
The baby liked using the paintbrush to make color on her paper. And she didn't put it in her mouth.
Of course, our little copy cat saw us using the container to paint and she had to have them too.
She quickly found out if you turned the container upside down, the paint will come out.
So, she poured and poured.
It was a great first painting experience, and a cute keepsake.