For the last week my sister and her family have been visiting. Leif seems to be really into painting lately! Clearly this makes me super excited. We have mostly been using watercolors. I showed him the magic of using a sponge to paint and it seemed to be a big hit. Also, if you have a youngster, the best thing as far as paper to use is butcher paper. You can probably pick it up at any butcher shop or deli. Super cheap for the amount of paper kids go through when they are young and creative.