If it’s one thing that works every time to make my kids happy, is painting!
There’s only one thing that I don’t like about painting with small kids: it’s the cleaning up afterwards.
We don’t really have a special place for our art projects for kids. So when they paint, there is some degree of mess happening.
Not too long ago, when Elena was 2 and really-REALLY wanted to paint I had this awesome idea – or so I think: To make a portable space, where all our messy art projects for kids could happen and mommy wouldn’t have to clean all the time. That’s when we started to paint inside cardboard boxes.
To make this mess free space for the art projects for kids, you’ll need a stanley knife and a wide cardboard box. The cardboard boxes where vegetables and fruits are stored are perfect for this – we get them from our local supermarket.
I cut out a piece from the side, put all their painting tools inside and we are ready to roll!
And you know what’s the best thing? If you choose your boxes wisely, they can be great drying racks for all that great kiddie art!