Both my girls enjoy getting creative with paint and paper and whilst I love to encourage their creativity, I don’t enjoy clearing up the mess afterwards! Making the most of the warm sunny weather and taking the paint and paper outside is a great way to have fun and be creative without having to worry too much about clearing up a lot of mess afterwards!
One of the easiest ways to do this is to just spread a big sheet of lining paper on the ground and pour some coloured paint into a tray. Jessica and Sophie enjoyed standing in the paint and then walking around on the paper to make coloured footprints. The only slight difficulty was that the paint was very slippery and whilst Jessica didn’t have any problems with stepping in and out of the tray and then walking around, Sophie found it much more difficult to do so without slipping over and making bottom prints instead of footprints!
They both had fun walking up and down on the paper, looking at the footprints they left behind. Whilst the finished result is mostly just a big rainbow coloured splodge (especially at the bottom near the paint tray), there are a few distinct footprints here and there and I love seeing the difference between Jessica’s and Sophie’s. I also love the tiny little toeprints that I can see at the far end of the paper.
It was quick and easy to set up, kept the girls amused for a few minutes and best of all, cleaning up afterwards was made very easy by having the paddling pool set up and ready to wash the girls off again.