Here’s a painting art project that helps keep the mess to a minimum!
All you need is q-tips, washable child-friendly paint, paint holders, construction paper, smocks, and children ages 2-12. Kids can share the paint holders so you have less to set up / clean up.
This morning I did this art project in conjunction with a toddler program about frogs and things that are the same and different. Kids “jumped” the q-tips across the pages, and we talked about noticing how some dots are the same sizes, and some are different sizes. Likewise, some dots are the same color, and some are different colors.
This is super easy to set up and costs very little. It’s very easy to clean up. And most importantly, it’s actually ART, not a craft program where kids just put premade things together.