Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess!
Painting on foil--add dish soap to paint to help it stick...
great idea to put paint in glue bottles!
crafts for kids
rubber band art splatter paint
Footprint Carrot Craft - Easter, Spring, or even a Vegetable Unit for preschoolers!
Paper Towel Prints
Some of these are pretty incredible.
Room Mom 101 Craft/gift ideas