My kids LOVE to paint, but it is soooo incredibly messy that unless it is educational *GASP* I offer other alternatives.
Here is one of our alternatives this week: Bath Paint in muffin tins!
I mixed some dollar store shaving cream with food coloring and voila- easy bath paints! Little note: you really only need 1 drop or the kids may change color :) Take it from an "experienced" mother :)
I have them each a paint brush, and they spent over an hour in the tub coloring the walls, the tub and of course each other!
They had a blast and I even caught them writing letters on the wall! It was educational after all! Very little mess actually! She concentrated soo much on painting!
* The kids had a bathing suit on the bottom :)*