Mess free finger painting is an oldie but goodie around here, but it had been ages since we had done it when I set it out for Simon and Sutton the other day. They were both really excited to see it, and it kept them entertained off and on for the better part of the day.
The set up is super simple – just add a few squirts of paint into a gallon size ziploc bag (we used fingerpaint for a more authentic experience). Make sure that you’re using a good quality bag with thicker plastic and durable seals. I use duct tape to enforce the closure of the seals and the edges. Tape the bag to your table using blue painters tape so that it won’t damage the surface. I also put a piece of white paper underneath our bag since our table is a dark color, just so that the paint would show up better.