How to do mess-free magic painting with your baby
Easy, tactile and wonderfully mess-free, clingfilm painting is an amazingly simple way to introduce your baby to creative mark-making – and produce a wall-worthy work of art
How to adapt this clingfilm painting activity for mess-free toddler art
You can create more adventurous clingfilm art with an older child, as mum Emma has shown here, with her 2-year-old’s brilliant clingfilm sunset landscape.
The most important thing here is to use LOTS of layers of clingfilm – as you’ll probably be using more paint and toddlers can be a bit more, erm, hands-on than babies when doing this kind of activity.
“My little boy loved this,” says Emma. “I put a few layers of clingfilm on the floor and taped it in place. I’d bought a cheap canvas and I put it on the clingfilm.
“Then I splodged paint on it in the shades of a sunset and put clingfilm over the top (quite a few layers) and taped in to place.
“It didn’t take long to make – and I helped to spread the colours right to the edge – but it is nice that I have something wall-worthy that my little one made. I have added his initials and the date to the bottom in permanent marker as a memory to look back on.”