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Mess free painting

 
It’s a win win - kids get to paint and there’s no mess for parents to clear up! This kids mess free painting idea is easy to set up and perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers to do at home. A fun sensory play activity to try on a rainy day.
It’s a win win - kids get to paint and there’s no mess for parents to clear up!

This kids mess free painting idea is easy to set up and perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers to do at home.

A fun sensory play activity to try on a rainy day.
 

What you’ll need

  • Large clear plastic re-sealable bag
  • Paints in different colours
  • Sticky tape or masking tape
  • A strong child-friendly glass door or window
 

To make your mess-free paint 

1. Add a few squirts of each of your paint colours into a large, strong re-sealable plastic bag.

2. Squeeze any air out of the plastic bag and ensure the bag is well sealed.

3. Stick all four sides of the bag to the window using the sticky tape or masking tape and make sure it’s securely fastened.

4. It’s now ready and your kids can use their fingers to move the paint around inside the bag to create all sorts of patterns, letters and numbers – without getting messy!

5. Once they’ve finished playing, just rinse out the bag and use it for the next time you’re doing some mess free painting.


Tips

  • Ensure your window glass is strong enough and can take a few thumps and thuds from toddlers and pre-schoolers. Often glass in old windows can be brittle and break easily.
 
  • Try taping more than one bag of paint to your window for extra fun.
 
  • You could also try taping the bag to the side of the bath during bath time instead of a window.
 
  • You can use either shop bought paints or homemade paints for this activity. Whatever you have to hand.

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