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Mess-Free Finger Painting with a Plastic Bag

published Jan 25, 2012
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Finger painting is a classic activity for kids, exercising the artistic and tactile parts of their brains at the same time. But the reality is that most days, it is hard for parents to just abandon themselves to the complete mess that ensues. Here is a way to get some of the rewards of finger painting with no clean-up required.

It took us a couple of seconds to get what was going on with this project over at Lovesome, but once we did, we liked what we saw. Keeping the paints contained in a sealed baggie (don’t worry, it’s taped shut) allows for a mesmerizing swirl of colors that continually shifts as it is handled. Giving your child implements to use, like a block or toy car, increases the fun even more.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The clincher is that the baggie can be used over and over again. That’s a lot of mileage out of three or four dabs of paint.

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