This idea came from my college days in preschool classrooms.
I gave O the choice of painting with balloons or doing some multi-medium artwork with paint and pastels. She enthusiastically chose the balloons.
It began well enough. 3 paint colors with coordinating balloons.
She enjoyed painting with balloons for a grand total of 4 minutes. She smeared the balloons across the page (interestingly, she drags stamps across the page too after just a few minutes of stamping the correct way). She mixed a few colors, then asked if she could paint with her fingers.
Maybe she will like activity in a few months. We will have to try it again later.