I saw this idea on a blog, where you put different coloured paint into a large ziploc bag, squeeze out all the air, seal it, then let the kids mix the colours. Plus, you can write in it through the bag kinda like a drawing board.
So I thought, “GREAT! Paint, colour science, practice writing letters and number IN PAINT, and… NO MESS!”
All this was true, and kept Jeddy and Ella happy for about half an hour while I worked on geography with the older kids.
They wanted real paint.
Keona said, “Why don’t you let them finger paint like I did in kindergarten!?”
To which Jeddy replied, “Yeah! Why can’t we finger paint like Nona?”
So, I decided that we’d just do some hand prints.
I have hand prints from different ages of all the kids except Jed and El.
Before I knew it, I had given the new paper, 10 different colours, and the go-ahead to dive right in.
And so they did…
It only took about 5 minutes to clean up.
Man, I remember it taking A LOT longer when I did this with 5 kids- that were all 5 and under.
The triplets scared me away from doing so many things like this!
I just bought play-doh again, after swearing it off “forever” 4 years ago.
Having only two kids at this age, has opened up a whole new world of messes to make! :)