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Day #90 Mess-Free Finger Painting

sara le rouxby Sara le Roux,  Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District

Izzy and Boo are really starting to enjoy playing together.  Izzy has reached the point where she now has the physical ability to actively join in with Boo’s energetic antics which is so lovely to watch.

I wanted to get some paint out for them to play with today, but couldn’t face the clean-up for two tiny explorers.  The perfect solution – mess free finger-painting!

What You’ll Need












  • Resealable plastic bags – something like ‘Zip-Loc’
  • Paint – whatever colours you like
  • Shaving foam
  • Masking tape


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This was a really straightforward activity which was also cleaned up in less than a minute!

We poured a bit of each colour into one of the resealable bags making sure there was a gap between each ‘blob’ of colour.  In the other bag we sprayed some shaving foam.  If you wanted to, you could even add some glitter to the shaving foam to make it sparkle!

Both bags were masking taped to the mat - making sure the ends were sealed properly and folded over before they were taped down (just in case!).

Time to let Izzy and Boo explore….

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They squidged and poked at the bags, mixing the colours together and moving the shaving foam around.  Izzy enjoyed looking at the colours as they mixed together and Boo really liked flattening the shaving foam.

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When we were done I simply pulled up the bags and threw them away.  You could always save them to use again though, and maybe even add extra colours to the bag…

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Activity Time: 10 minutes

Day #90 DONE! 10 to go!

Sara x


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