I have to say, as much as I shy away from paint, today I realized it's really not that big of a mess. We have some tube-water colors, and for a change I gave L some q-tips to paint with, and he really loved that. I think they gave him more control than our big paint brushes. M likes his fingerpaint.
L is painting a map he wanted me to draw for him. Once it dried he carted it around for a while. I swear this kid is going to be some kind of adventurer - he loves a good map and compass!