Benton loves to paint. He often pulls out the watercolors to create masterpieces. I decided to mix things up a bit with his work. I gave him a handful of cotton swabs and a palette of fingerpaints today. He set to work. He used his hands to make large prints. He explored the cotton swabs using them to make dots as well as lines. He dragged his fingernails through the paint to create texture. He created new colors by mixing the paints. He was ecstatic with the results.