I've been seeing blog posts for no mess finger painting for a while now and decided to give a go this weekend. I have to say the best part was watching them touch it and be shocked that there was nothing on their hands afterward.
Things to keep in mind if you give it a try:
- My kids lost interest after 3 minutes (3.5 years and 20 months) but I have kept it out and they regularly return to it.
- We used tempura paint, finger paint and glitter paint. The different textures really provide a nice sensory experience (I find myself returning to them to touch them too.)
- Be aware of nails - scratching holes in the zip lock bags. After I showed the children how to touch the paint baggies, they didn't scratch again
- It works even better after the first few hours.