Manic Monday Crafts: Messy Fun for Kids

I stumbled upon this blog of Jessie and found lots of incredible messy art ideas for kids.  Yep, you read that right — MESSY!  We all like to get a little messy every now and then – especially kids!  As Jessie cleverly puts it, “what is 10-20 minutes of cleanup when your child is making memories to last a lifetime?!”


These are some of my favourite ideas of messy fun for kids – the messier the better! (Click on the photo to view more photos.)


Sidewalk Paint

Crayola has some sidewalk paints available, though there are homemade recipes such as 1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup of water and some food coloring.

sidewalk paint - messy fun for kids


Sponge Painting

Here’s another fun, cheap, and easy boredom buster.  Cover the kitchen table with paper; cut out some shapes from large sponges; fill a few bowls with washable paint; and wallah! It’s something the kiddo will definitely love doing!
sponge painting - messy fun for kids

Contained Body Painting

This can take place indoor or outdoor.  Just have the kiddo sit in a plastic storage bin placed on top of a plastic picnic blanket.  The only thing you’d have to do is to wash the blanket and the plastic tub out!


Contained Body Painting - messy fun for kids


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