This summertime idea for creative play is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our blog ambassador Valerie Deneen.
This is a great activity for just before bath time! -Val
Recently I invited my kids to get super messy making lots of action-packed art. It was a fun-filled afternoon making lots of memories together, and in my opinion, very much worth the mess!
I thought you might like to grab some painting supplies, and go outside to make some big messy art of your own! We love Melissa & Doug’s Washable Poster Paint Set. It is ideal for this! Also, this is a great activity for just before bath time.
Now is the perfect time to express your inner rock star!
Encourage your child to try various painting techniques — the messier the better! My kids were delighted to splatter-paint with brushes, finger paint while jumping, and in general make a huge mess!!
It. Was. Awesome!!!
The paper can be used to wrap presents, cut up and made into cards to mail to family and friends, or saved to cover your child’s schoolbooks in the fall.
Have fun exploring messy art (and making lots of memories) together!
Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.