Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mess Free Coloring for Toddlers

     I was excited to try this simple and mess-free activity.   A mom I met out in the community had a mat that used water pens to draw pictures revealing rainbow colors underneath.  I found a similar but more sturdy board using the same concept.  This one has two sides and each picture takes about five minutes to disappear.  This is perfect for the kids because one draws a picture and then I flip it over and let another one try it.  By the time that baby is done, the other side is dry ready for the third one (and then the fourth).  They can actually sit on the couch and draw with no mess.  It is perfect travel toy.  Older kids could even play tic tac toe or other games on it.

Grayson admired his drawing

while Ryder enjoyed the process.

Xayden had to take a taste, but this time did not have a painted face.

Capri delighted in practicing her circles.

     If you haven't tried painting with water products, I highly recommend it!  I love messy play activities too, but sometimes it is nice to have zero clean-up!  We also love the magnetic coloring boards which are also great for travel and keep the kids entertained for a long time.


Christi said...

I love those tablets! We recently discovered magnadoodles and it is so nice to be able to let the boys "draw" with no help from Mommy.

Multiples Mom said...

Hi Christi.

We haven't tried magna doodles yet. We will have to try that. Thank you for sharing your post on play with foam shapes. That is a wonderful idea that we will have to try.

: 0 ) Theresa

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