Two weeks after making play-dough (a decently clean activity) I took the plunge and brought out the paints.
Stripped down to her diaper I let her "loose" with red and white paint, two paint brushes, and thick white paper.
I painted her hand and showed her how to press it on the paper. That was her favorite part!
Paint ended up in her hair, mouth, and on the floor. There is still some paint on the bookcase. Not surprised? Me either. I'm sure there is paint on the window too.
I ended up tracing hearts on the back of the dried masterpieces. Our first homemade Valentine cards were a hit. xoxox
Bonus: The mess didn't kill me!
What messy things do you let your toddlers do? Did your mom let you get messy?