I swear that almost every kid friendly activity I do involves five minutes of entertainment for the kids and then a half-an-hour of cleaning up their mess afterwards. Making muffins results in my kitchen covered in flour; playing playdoh results in me scrubbing the half chewed bits and pieces of dough off the floor for hours after the kids have left the mess and moved onto something else. And don’t even get me started on painting.
And while I do love doing activities with my kids and we do get our mess on every day, I’ve come up with some non-messy activities that are great when you really need the house to stay clean (rent inspection that afternoon perhaps) or when you really can’t be bothered to clean.
This technique of using a sealed ziploc bag while painting is genius!
Create this no mess rainbow art after reading the beautifully written and illustrated story “My colour is Rainbow” by Agnes Hsu. Babies, Toddlers and preschoolers will love exploring this story and easy art process. This painting activity is perfect for the days when you don’t want to spend ages cleaning up your child!
Here’s how to do your own no mess rainbow art.
Imagine how a simple playdough can bring so much mess-free fun!
Here’s how to make your indoor ring toss.
Let your kids match the letters in their hands to the letters on the tray.
Upcycling cardboard boxes not only promise clean fun but also help encourage children to work together do the activity.
Here’s how to make one.
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