Like most children, my kids love to paint. However, my preschooler doesn’t like to touch things or get his hands dirty, and my toddler is at the age where he puts everything in his mouth. I’m always looking for alternative activities for kids where they can paint and create but without the mess.
One day, I dropped a bottle of paint and the lid cracked open. I was afraid that it was going to leak so I put it into a plastic bag. Sure enough, the paint leaked out of the bottle and into the bag. My preschooler began to squish the paint around inside of the bag and my toddler quickly joined in the activity. It turned into a fun way to finger paint without making a mess… No-Mess Finger Paint Sensory Bag.
- 1 Large Plastic Resealable Bag (such as Zip-loc)
- 1/2 Cup of Hand or Dish Soap
- 2 Tablespoons of Paint (any color)
- Tape (such as duct tape or painter’s tape)
1. Measure a 1/2 cup of soap and pour it into a large plastic resealable bag. We used Apple Blossom Dawn dish soap, but you can use any kind and color dish or hand soap.
2. Measure 2 tablespoons of paint and add it to the bag. We used green poster paint because we used the green dish soap, but you can use any color paint.
3. Seal the bag and tape the opening shut with duct tape, painter’s tape, or any other kind of tape to prevent children from opening it.
4. Squish the paint and soap to blend them together.
To keep the bag from moving while your child is playing with it, tape the bag onto a hard and flat surface such as a kitchen table or countertop.
No-Mess Finger Paint Sensory Bag is a fun way to practice writing letters, numbers, and words. I love activities for kids that make learning fun!
Are you looking for more fun ways to paint? Check out how to make your own Homemade Watercolor Paints.