If you’re a work-from-home mom like me, some days you struggle to keep your little ones entertained so you can get a bit of work done. Well, here is a pretty easy, albeit messy, project to keep their little hands and minds busy for a couple of hours.

What you’ll need:
-a long sheet of paper (4′ or so)
-paint on some paper plates
-paint slightly thinned in a squirt bottle
-bubble paint (you can make your own or buy Crayola’s)
-a BUNCH of “paintbrushes”! Some ideas: pine cones, balloons, pipe cleaners, sticks, toilet paper tubes, foam stamps, styrofoam, their hands, etc.
-a cup/bucket of water to rinse colors

Lay the paper somewhere outside. A sidewalk or driveway is best because it provides a hard surface underneath. If you don’t want paint on your sidewalk, you may want to put a tarp or painter’s plastic underneath the paper.

Hand them their “brushes” and paint and let ’em go!!

My daughter played with the textures and paints for a couple hours or so. Be sure to let the paint dry before rolling it up or displaying it.

This project allows your children to explore non-traditional methods of paint application, think creatively, and have fun! It’s great for kids with SPD too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, she got pretty into it. 🙂

 

Happy Crafting! 
 
Casey 🙂

Kids “Free Painting” Project
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Denise Clason
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What a fun day for little kids! Just love those paint activities.

Janine
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I love this blog, it's so cute! Get idea for the kiddos!

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! Kids love it!

CsqDesigns
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Thank you so much for stopping in! 🙂

Allie Gower
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Love! What a fun idea. Something really fun the kids in church could do!

Theresa Cifali
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Great idea, Allie! Your daughter looks like she was having lots of fun! Love seeing kids craft.

Lisa Serrano Diaz
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This looks like so much fun! I have 2 nieces that I think will enjoy this! We alway use banner paper with crayons, but Paints seem so much more fun!!! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Bray
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Don't you love it when they keep themselves busy?

CsqDesigns
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It is fun! Paints make everything better! 🙂

CsqDesigns
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Yes! Since I just have the one, she expects me to entertain her a lot so it makes it hard to get anything done. lol

Tatiana Allen
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What a fun way to entertain her while nurturing her creative expression! She is so cute!

CsqDesigns
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That's a great idea!

CsqDesigns
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Thank you! I think she gets it from me. 😉

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