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FRUGAL FUN TIP: Mess-Free Finger Painting

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, February 04, 2021 | 0 comments
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Finger painting without the mess??

Squirt two to three primary colors into Ziplock freezer gallon-sized bags, put a white piece of paper underneath them, and tape down with blue painters tape (so it won't damage your table surface.)

Then have your children draw pictures, make handprints, or write letters and words with their finger.

Image: Mess-Free Finger Painting
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Make sure to get all of the extra air out of the bags before taping them down. Fingerpainting works much better with all of the air bubbles removed.

Q-tips work great for painting on your fingerprinting bags. Q-tips are soft enough so they won't tear the bag, but sturdy enough to push the paint around easily.

Perfect activity for toddlers and up! For babies who can't sit up yet, lay baby tummy down on a Tummy Time Pillow or nursing pillow under baby's chest to allow free hands for play.

Youir little ones can paint all day, and the only clean up for you will be un-taping the bag from your table – then you can either throw it away or save it in a safe place for another day.

Who loves zero mess!?

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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