This project is a great sensory project and helps to build fine motor skills, as well as colour awareness and helps evoke imagination


  • 1 A4 or A3 art paper
  • 1 Red Paint
  • 1 Yellow Paint
  • 1 Blue Paint
  • 1 Art Smock
  • Lots Water for cleaning
  • 1 roll of paper towel for cleaning
  • 1 Peg - to hang painting to dry
  • 1 Clothes line - to hang painting to dry
  • 1 Plastic lid for paint to rest on


  1. Put one paint at a time onto the plastic lid and allow the child to explore it's textures, make sure you sit beside them and talk about colours and help the child place the paint onto the paper. Add ech new paint to the same lid and talk about the change in colours and allow children to explore this concept
  2. After the child has completed the painting, clean up the child and the floor/table and hang painting to dry
  3. Once dry speak to the child about their painting, talk about colour and the feel of the dry paint and what the child has painted - talk about the picture itself and what the child sees when looking at their picture.


Please make sure that you supervise your child in this process and help them to understand what they are learning about and just enjoy the experience, don't worry about the mess... It can be cleaned. A wonderful way to bond with your baby.

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  • snozzlewort
    • 05 Mar 2014
      11:52 am

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  • Fun and soooo messy. You are a brave parent to do it in the house!!


  • I did one of these with my grandson on my last visit. Oh Lordy did we make a mess! But also had heaps of fun doing it. I think there was more paint around us then on the actual paper


  • I bet you he had fun!

    • All kids love painting with hand and fingers, getting messy is what they do best


  • So very cute and to keep as a memory!


  • Very cute and looks like great fun!


  • thats a nice painting style


  • Thanks for sharing; love painting and messy play.

    • Such a lovely photo of this craft activity.


  • babies love to play with this and they can also learn about mixing colours. lots to learn about while playing with this

    • cheers on posting the good idea. kids learn from getting in there and having a go and this activity helps encourage that.


  • haha so cute! got to love kids and painting :)


  • What great fun!! Sure to get messy!!


  • Love it beautiful


  • fun. thanks for sharing


  • my grand daughter will just love this


  • Finished art work can be used as wrapping paper. Grandparents especially love this type of wrapping.


  • ahh the kids love making such mess


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