It’s Toddler Tuesday!
I’ve been sharing a lot of activities geared towards older children lately, so I wanted to focus on a fun toddler activity today. Many associate toddler crafts and activities with big messes and that doesn’t have to be the case! I stumbled upon Mess-Free Painting on Pinterest and decided to try it with my boys, with some modifications. My oldest son enjoyed this as well, so it also makes a great family activity if you have children spanning in ages.
- Children’s paint in various colors (we used Crayola kids washable paint)
- White construction paper (you can also use standard paper, but since construction paper is thicker, it holds the paint a little better for Step 3 below.)
- Large zip-lock bags
- Sturdy tape, such as painters or duct tape
- Scissors (optional)
- Trim (or fold) paper so it is a tad smaller than the zip-lock bag
- Place small size dots of each color on the paper
- Carefully place the paper inside the zip-lock bag (the paint will smear, but that’s OK!)
- Close bag and tape to surface to secure
- Have fun! Draw designs, letters, or numbers on the zip-lock bag with your fingers or use smooth toys around the house (we used toy cars to create a paint racetrack!)