2.10.2012

Finger Painting Bags

I knew these two little kids were not going to wait patiently while I got dinner ready tonight so I pulled another trick out of my Pinterest bag - Finger Painting Bags. This is genius. I mean completely and totally genius. Finger painting without the mess of finger painting. How cool is that?


Supplies:
  • Paint
  • Ziploc bags
  • Tape (Painters tape works well)
  • Sheet of white paper
Put a big squirt of paint into a ziploc bag. You can use one color or use a couple colors and teach your kids all about mixing colors. Push out the air bubbles and zip up the bag.

Tape the bag to the table over a sheet of paper. You don't need the paper but it will help your kids see the colors better. Then let them "paint" away.

Finley had fun showing her little brother the "right" way to paint. He doesn't look pleased, does he?

These bags can be used again and again. After the kids did their painting at the table, we moved them to the fridge. And after they get bored with that I'm going to peel them off and save them for another "I'm bored, Mommy!" kind of day.

Check out the Crafts and Activities page or my post on 10 activities to help avoid a toddler meltdown for more ideas on keeping your kids entertained.

5 comments:

  1. this is the ultimate craft for a toddler!!! WITHOUT THE MESS!! Thanks so much!!!

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    1. I know! I'm all over crafts that don't add to the mess in my house. This flubber is also pretty mess-free and my kids have been loving it - http://playforaday.blogspot.com/2012/02/fun-with-flubber.html.

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  2. well it is neat but kids love to feel the paint in there hand I use to sit my little ones in the tub in and let them paint the whole bath tub then wash them and the tub all at the same time.

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