Thursday, September 27, 2012

Easy-Peasy Finger Painting Project

By Melody
The kids love to finger paint, but I despise getting those messy things out.  It is usually quite the process, and they always want to do it once I've cleaned the kitchen or something.  On Pinterest, I found an idea for a finger painting project that even I was curious to try, and it looked easy-peasy!  So, I told both kids to strip down (which is the easier than adding to the laundry pile), and this painting project was actually pretty darn fun.  This is what you'll need:
  • Paper
  • Painters Tape
  • Finger Paint (or even crayons will suffice)
Tape off a design using the painters tape.  We chose to do each of their first initials.  Then, the kids paint over top of the tape and all around making any design they choose...

When the paint is dry, you remove the tape, and you have a nice design.  I think I'm going to frame them and put them on each kids' bedroom doors.  The kids really got a kick out of removing the tape and finding a very clean, white letter underneath their masterpieces.  Emma thought it looked so nice, she commented that "It looks like a high schooler did it!"  You know those high-schoolers...they really stay in the lines well when they paint and color!


  1. I will be doing this next week with the 2 little toddler girls I take care of. I'm using a fingerpaint recipe from the "easie peasie blogspot" I just found. Hope they come out as pretty as yours. Great idea...thanks!

  2. Have fun Granny Nanny 911! Let us know how they turn out!

  3. I really need to try this with my boys :)