This no-mess finger paint solution is a favorite in my house, as longtime readers know! I decided to introduce the other moms in my town to it through the craft series I’ve been running at our library instead of cleaning my house. Lily picked yellow and red, which turned out to be my favorite color combination for this activity – it looks like the sunset as the colors start to mix!
Here you can see Lily’s board, with the colors nearly completely mixed. Johnny has white and blue paint on his board, and Emma has red, blue, and white. These boards are fun for drawing, and practicing letters and spelling words!
We taped the tops shut with packing tape this time, and then taped them to pieces of cardboard, which turns it into a travel no-mess fingerpaint board! This craft works best with freezer ziploc bags, and if you have a kid who likes to get into things, I recommend adding a top coat of packing tape, which should make it indestructible for most kids. We did use washable paint, just in case, but we didn’t have any incidents during the craft session.
Anna got a turn with one of these as well, although I think she may have found the tape nearly as exciting as the paint!
Do you have an activity that you do with your kids over and over?