No Mess Painting for Kids

No Mess painting for kids is fun and easy for parents to put together!

Do your kids love to paint but you hate all the mess of it? Then this has to be something you try. It takes just a few minutes to prep and your kids will feel like they are really painting and the best part, there is NO MESS! Can you imagine a no-mess painting activity for kids?

No Mess painting for kids is fun and easy for parents to put together!

How to Do the No-Mess Painting Activity

What you Need:

Gallon size Bags

Paints of your color choices

Thick packing tape or painters tape

White paper


Place a piece of white paper inside a gallon sized bag. Have your child tell you what colors they want and carefully add a dollop inside the bag. Seal the bag and tape it down. Let your kids go to town painting! They will have a blast and there is literally NO MESS! When they are done you simply lift up the bag from the tape and let it dry before removing their artwork 🙂

If you are in a preschool setting you can easily send home the entire bag for parents to see the full activity, or you could easily take out the white paper and allow it to dry fully then send home the painting.

My kids did this today during our rainy spring break and they both had a great time. It did occupy the almost 3-year-old but he doesn’t sit still very long for much these days. The 8-year-old loved it and did several masterpieces.

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A fun kid's activity that makes NO Mess and they will love it!

March 10, 2016
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20 Comments

  • Reply Christina Ackermann

    Love your no mess painting idea. Thanks!!!

    March 15, 2016 at 3:37 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Thanks! My kids loved it!!

      March 15, 2016 at 9:21 am
  • Reply The Little Tourist

    I love the no – mess thing! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply The Little Tourist

    What a great idea! And I love the no-mess theme. Perfect!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    March 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Mariah Leeson

    Great idea, this is my kind of painting!

    March 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh good, me too! Super easy and an easy clean up 🙂

      March 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Up Run For Life

    I love this idea. I will have to buy some gallon sized bags next time I’m at the store. Plus, need new paint I’m sure mine has dried up at this point. It would be a fun activity for my 4 year old.

    March 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Yes! The 4 year old will love it! I had to get some new paints too before we did this 🙂 It was worth it!

      March 24, 2016 at 8:13 am
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    Love this! I need to try this – my toddler would love to paint, but I’ve been avoiding due to mess!

    April 2, 2016 at 8:46 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh you need to try! Perfect for toddlers 🙂

      April 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Echo

    This is such a cool idea! I am always trying new art ideas with the kids, so we will definitely try this one. Thank you for co-hosting the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup with me!

    April 3, 2016 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Trista

    Yeah, well that’s pretty genius! *bows down to the blogger with the clean table*

    May 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Well the table was probably dirty, just not from any paint :)!!

      May 9, 2016 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Crystal

    Genius!! I love Trista’s comment! We’d love for you to come link up at #HomeMattersParty every Friday. Hope to see you there!

    May 10, 2016 at 6:51 pm
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  • Reply Maggie

    Hello! Quick question, do you let the paint dry completely before taking the paper out? It doesn’t stick to the bag when it dries?

    August 4, 2016 at 10:23 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Hi Maggie! I did take the paper out before it dried, very carefully! Sometimes my kids didn’t to keep it and I threw it all away 🙂 Hope this helps!

      August 4, 2016 at 10:55 am
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  • Reply Vicky

    Do you have a picture of what it will look like after it is dried? I’m thinking this for my preschoolers and I’m wondering if I’ll be able to have them take their work home.

    September 19, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      I don’t! It did take awhile for it to dry! You could either: Send it home in the baggie or take the paper out of the baggie right away and let it dry for a few hours? This would be so fun for preschool!!!

      September 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

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