Just for the record, Maxwell will always be my baby. He signed a contract 🙂 But, I guess since he is “toddling” around, some folks like to consider him a toddler. Crafts for toddlers are tricky! I want him to explore art and be creative, but I’m not really into ruining clothes and furniture and dealing with Max eating paint. So, here’s a really fun and easy way to let your baby get creative without the mess. I’m not ging to lie, I thoroughly enjoyed doodling in the paint with Maxwell!
Here’s what you need:
- Gallon size Zip lock freezer bags
- Duck Tape
- White printer paper
- Baby oil (optional)
- Get creative! You can put anything in a zip lock.
Oh and I suggest doing it outside, just in case.
It’s as simple as filling your zip lock bags with paint and using the Duck Tape to tape them to the ground. Oh I also suggest putting a peice of white paper under the plastic bag so that the contrast is brighter.
The blue bubbly looking bag is baby oil and blue food coloring.
Such an easy and clean way to get creative!
Comments & Reviews
I used to be a teacher of toddlers and I used Ziplocks for storage all the time but never thought of this. It was probably banned by NAEYC because of the plastic bag component…but for the mom at home this looks like a genius idea.
Frugal Hausfrau says
This just sounds like so much fun! I love it! Thanks from all of us at Throwback Thursday for linking up to us this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring next week. 🙂
Bradleigh Huizinga says
This is perfect for my 1-year old! Pinned this so I don’t forget. 🙂 Thanks for linking up!
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
Thank you for this! I keep saying that I know my 20 month old would love painting and what not, but I just can’t can’t get over the mess it will be!! This is perfect!
Great activity! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This is genius! I have been trying to find a crafty project for my 8-month-old that doesn’t involve wrecking the house. Glad I found your post via sugarbeecrafts link party!
This is interesting! Pls do Link UP at the Practical Mom Link Up! I’d love to see you there 🙂
Really fun, I think big people would enjoy these too! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
I think even my bigger kids would have fun with this idea!
Becky B says
I love this idea! Can’t wait to try it with the babe.
Jamie Dorobek says
It’s so dang easy! Let me know how she likes it! xo
I LOVE this idea for toddlers!! You are a genius:) Thanks for this great summertime mess free craft.
Thanks for linking up at #PureBlogLove PIN LINK party. Remember our party rules have changed. We’d love to have you link a PIN LINK at our next party so we can add you to our #PureBlogLove Craft board! We always comment right on the PINS and give them a love.! Looking forward to seeing your ideas at our next party!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
That is a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend 🙂
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
When I worked in child care, I used to do this with toddlers and preschoolers all the time! They loved it!
Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.
Wishing you a lovely day.
Clever! Clever! Clever! I love this idea! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged.
Travel Animal Doctor says
Wow, what a clean and creative craft idea for the little ones.
Gail Akeman says
Thanks for joining on the Small victories Sunday Linkup. Please join again. Pinned to the group board.
This sounds fun…I used to put colored hair gel in ziploc bags when I was a Kindergarten teacher and they would write their letters and the LOVED it 🙂
Jamie Dorobek says
Great idea! I did not even know that colored hair gel existed… good to know! Thanks!