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My children and I like to "paint" songs. We are all very creative and have a great time expressing our feelings on canvas. This is so much fun and is a great way to self-express and relieve stress. Not to mention, it is family time that they will remember always. What we do is take turns picking a song. We choose anything from nursery rhymes to hip-hop songs. Everyone has several paint colors, a canvas or paper, a paper towel and a bunch of paint brushes.

Then, when the song starts, we paint. We paint, as fast as we can, the colors and brush strokes that we feel from the song. We try to cover the whole canvas, but try to let the music guide us. There is no "wrong" way to do this. Even my 2-year-old has a great time. When the song is over, you stop. It is that simple. It is so fun to see what creative expressions of the song end up on each canvas after three minutes. I have included a picture of the painting "Somewhere over the Rainbow."

Aime of Cockeysville, Maryland
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