There is probably nothing new to you about mess free painting but thought I would share this with those of you who grimace every time I do an activity which involves mess which is quite a lot.
So here is one for those of you that like to keep it clean…
Plastic Wallet Painting.
It’s as simple as getting a plastic wallet putting the paper in, squirting in some paint and cello-taping the end up!
We also added a few bits into some of ours to get extra texture such as lolly sticks but the best were those silver balls that you normally top cakes with as these moved around really freely and were great for added sensory.
Amelia used a mixture of her hands to push and move the paint around and a paint brush so that it felt like real painting. She also without my prompting but them on the floor and stamped on them and curled her toes up on them. She was quite shocked when she first touched it and looked to see her hand was clean.
I’ve seen these done a lot before and sometimes people wrap the paper in cling film but its not something we’ve experimented with before and I’m glad we gave it a go. We will definitely be doing this again and maybe experiment with some different textures inside the wallet.
This would be a great one to do with a much younger baby for sensory play or for the age when EVERYTHING goes in the mouth as there is no worry about paint being eaten here.
Don’t overfill as the plastic wallet can become saturated and small amounts of paint will seep out, also make double sure its taped up securely as you don’t want any accidents.
Thankfully we didn’t as it could have been a disaster…white jumper, brand new table and chair EEK!
Let me know if you give this a go or have done something similar yourself!
Thanks for reading! xx