No mess painting for babies and toddlers.


  • 1 Newspaper
  • 1 tbsp 3 or 4 Different Colour Paints
  • 1 Zip Lock Bag
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • 4 pieces Sketch/Thick paper


  1. Spoon paint into bag so that the blobs are not touching.
  2. Seal the bag and tape it to a window or glass door (or floor for babies).
  3. Let bubba poke, press and smudge paint around in bag.
  4. Lay down some newspaper and place sketch paper on top.
  5. Remove zip lock bag from window and cut all 4 edges off.
  6. Carefully pull the bag apart and place the pieces paint side down onto 2 of the pieces of sketch paper.
  7. Peel off the plastic and place the last 2 pieces of paper onto the painted paper to make a print.
  8. Peel apart the pieces of paper to reveal 4 copies of the artwork.
  9. Sit or hang up to dry.


Both my boys have been doing this since they could crawl. They use their hands, toys etc to spread the paint. Just make sure their nails are short and there are no harsh edges on the toys used.

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  • BoyMum3
    • 18 Aug 2014
      11:44 pm

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  • I like the no mess part of this!!


  • Excellent idea! Looks like lots of fun even for the older kiddies


  • Perfect for mess free playing for toddlers!


  • Omg……i love this idea of mess free painting. Just moved into a house, perfect idea to keep the kids entertained and clean at the same time.

    • Great for toddlers and mess free… Yes please!


  • I’m guessing you would still need to supervise. I can picture the bag popping open and paint going everywhere if left unsupervised

    • Yes you would still have to supervise but looks cool still


  • ohh, i love this mess free painting.


  • this is my type of painting!


  • No mess painting, wonderful


  • no mess painting


  • This is very cute! Thanks for sharing! Will try it with my toddler!


  • bubba painting


  • That’s so clever. What a great (CLEAN, NO MESS!) way to let bub paint. They’ll still have a ball playing with the paint in the bag


  • that’s such a great idea.. my boy loves paints so this is a great way he can really enjoy it


  • ha ha ha practice time.


  • bubba painting so cute


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