Painting with cars, feet and hands!
Sometimes it’s good for the kids to just be given complete creative freedom. And with my kids (particularly my toddler), if that involves adult permission to make a complete mess, all the better! With the weather improving (although note he’s still wearing his trousers – bring on the warmer weather and less washing!!), we love to do messy play activities outside.
For this activity, I used a cardboard delivery box masking taped to an old sheet and stuck on the grass. I then got some plastic vehicles (that I knew would be washable!), and squirted lots of dollops of paint onto the cardboard. And then…let the fun commence! It was messy, but it was all outside and pretty easy to clear up as a result. And my toddler had an amazing time. He ended up all sorts of colours. But it’s so good for them to get their hands messy, and feel different textures, so I didn’t mind. And the smile on his face made it all worthwhile!