Painting outdoors is the way forward!

Much less stress and more mess

When you have a child in control of a paint brush you would be forgiven if you were to break out into a sweat and worry that you may no longer have a clean room when you finish. Thankfully the weather has been good (yup even in Scotland) so we have been able to take the paint brushes outside which has to be one of the best things I have done in a while.


I love hate when I choose to let M paint as I just get so scared that the house will be trashed and stained by the paints so I loved being able to let her paint to her hearts content outdoors. I did not care where the paint went, and it allowed her to really go wild.


All I did was cellotape some paper on the door and let her free with the paint. No having to watch where it went on the floor. Not having to worry if she gets it on her socks and trails it around the house. No minding if the paint landed on something other than the paper and having the painting dry so much quicker than indoors.


I have been meaning to buy M an easel and this would be ideal for outdoor painting as it would save the door getting painted on (not that I minded). I think I have to add an easel to our wishlist of things we need to buy.


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Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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  1. Aww! It looked like she had a great time...
    It is so much easier for them to paint outside. hehehe

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    1. It is so much easier isn't it. Oh and I could sit back, relax and enjoy the sun.

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  2. It looks like she is having fun! We love painting outdoors(we did yesterday in fact!) and have an easel in our shed for outdoor painting :)

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    1. I need an easel!!! I think we will be doing this a lot over the coming months when they weather is nicer than the rain we have now.

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  3. I've been toying with the idea of letting my son paint outside as I'm too scared of letting him loose with a paintbrush indoors! We live in a rented house so I'm paranoid he'd trash the place lol! #whatevertheweather

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    1. Go for it! So much fun and you don't have to worry. I hate when we paint inside, don't think I ever relax lol

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  4. Awe, so much fun! Isn't it a fun to watch the little ones explore paintingredients and colors? Great idea with taking it outside. #whatevertheweather

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    1. It is much more fun when you are not worrying about whether it as going to ruin the house lol

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  5. What a brilliant idea, I hate the mess of painting too and usually cover half the house in plastic mats and newspapers before embarking on any paint or other craft activities :) #whatevertheweather

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    1. Yeah I just can't be bothered with the hassle of doing all that and so just have to stay in an anxious state when painting indoors.

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  6. Aww just look at how happy she is! I also try to make my son paint outside as its easier to clean =P

    #whatevertheweather

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  7. Such a great idea to paint outdoors. She looks so happy. You can get a really great easel from ikea for really cheap (like £12). They're really great for both indoor and outdoor painting. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x

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  8. Ahhh her little happy face is adorable! It is great to be able to take the mess outdoors!

    Laura @Dancing dandelions #whatevertheweather

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  9. Aww, look how happy she is! Painting outdoors is clearly going to be a top activity from now on! We love painting outdoors too and great that you can just let the mess wash away in the next (inevitable) rain. Thanks so much for linking up to #WHatevertheweather :) x

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