My kiddos love to paint! And I am not one to worry too much about a mess - everybody is washable. But there are times when I just don't have the time or leeway after craft time to have a bunch of clean up or run everyone through the shower so this little trick is perfect!
Squirt a bit of paint into the cavities of an egg carton and stick a cotton swab in each color. Then let the kiddos go to town!
My little guys are one, two, and three - and they all loved it! The younger two mostly did dots or scribbly lines while the oldest at almost four, did an actual picture. But they all had a blast and no one was messy! We just washed hands after and we were on to the next part of our day.
I love being able to let them paint and enjoy crafts, even on the days when we don't have a ton of extra time. So fun!
How do you enjoy being creative with your littles?