Cheap Craft Idea: Toddler Painting Without The Mess
|July 18, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under kidsandpets, kidscrafts, kitchencrafts, sensory|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
Good Morning ! I so love painting with toddlers :
they don't care about keeping things in the lines and have fun with the simple things…. So, today at The Cheapskate House we had fun with an awesome kids craft: toddler painting without the mess.
We only needed flour, water, food coloring and ziplock sandwich bags to make this project fun, cheap and a breeze. I love the fact that we didn't need to clean anything up after : we simply tossed the bags after and were ready for our next activity! How cool is that?
First, we need to make our own food coloring paint as I described in this post. It's pretty easy – really you only need food coloring and equal parts flour and water – stir and create You can add scents or glitter to make it more sensory, but today we just kept it simple !
Next, I put a spoonful of paint into each plastic bag I had. After that, we spread the paint around in the bag – it was super simple and fun for the toddlers to experience leaving fingerprint and handshape prints in the squishy plastic bags!
We also tried writing words. Here's one we wrote just for our blog visitors:
Wouldn't this be an awesome and cheap activity for kids birthday parties or a home summer camp ?
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