The boy child is very interested to watch me sew, knit and print things, and often asks if he can join in, so when Kirsten organised a kids fabric printing swap I signed him up straight away. I explained that he'd make some fabric to send to two other little boys in the post, and that they would make fabric to send to him, and he was really excited. He then asked every day if we were going to print his fabric today, so it was good when we had a quiet day at home at the end of the holidays so we could get on with it while Milla was napping.
We used an apple stamp (inspired by this Pinterest link) but he was more interested in smearing the paint around with the fork and a cookie cutter, so we did some of that too. I find at this age (4) art and creating is so much more about experimenting with materials and textures than the end result. The only time he is concerned with the finished product is if he's watched that Mr Maker show, then he wants it to be exactly the same. Kirsten cleverly paired the children in the swap with others of similar age, so hopefully the two recipients will be like Ali and more excited by playing with paint and receiving something in the post than worrying about tidy printing.