I asked Maia yesterday what she wanted to do when Justin came over to play today. She said PAINT! And immediately went to the studio and set out rollers, sponge "brushes", paper, and the tempera paint squeeze bottles that she could reach. (And no, I obviously haven't yet done the clean-up and studio rearrange that I've been meaning to do. I need to get me some cleaning elves.)
Here Justin's using the silicone pastry brush after having tried all the other rollers and brushes.
After some painting, they both really got into mixing different colors of paint and testing the colors on their paper.
I've been thinking of setting up a more organized paint/color mixing table sometime. Maybe have squeeze bottles or glass jars of each of the colors and some empty glass jars for the mixed colors. But not now. Now I think I'll head back to the studio and work on cleaning it up (finally!) and thinking more about the redo.
I'm embarrassed that it's been over a month since I posted about it and I haven't done a thing.