It’s not Rothko, but it’s still very good.

The kids were off school today, so we had a rare slow day. The easymodern kids like to stay home sometimes and reconnect with their toys and screens. πŸ™‚ But after they’ve played with their toys, played outside and had their screen time for the day, things start to break down. What is an easymodern mom to do? I found this paint by numbers kit online and decided to give it a try. What could be more mid-century than paint by numbers?

My kids like crafts and painting, but that usually means using as much paint and paper as possible without a lot of actual painting. This kit kept things more under control, and I swear I didn’t hear a peep out of them for a good hour. And for anyone who knows my kids that is a looooong time. I had to check on them to see if they were still there. πŸ™‚

The directions were easy to follow. The hardest part is numbering the paint with the small stickers. The best part? He really liked what he made. It’s a win. πŸ™‚

Did you know that paint by numbers is such an important part of American culture that there’s a display at the Smithsonian?

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