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"This kept my 2 year busy for an entire hour and my 4 year old busy for 2 hours! YAY! Drop vinegar tinted with food coloring onto a pan filled with baking soda. Sheer minutes of colorful fizzy fun!"

Cotton Ball Painting - Including the munchkins in making paint would add to the fun! An economical and entertaining fine motor experience. Great rainy day fun!

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101 Summer Activities to do with Kids

Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess.

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Build a Marble Run with Craft Sticks

Build a marble run or marble maze with craft sticks - so simple and fun!

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Swinging Nerf Targets

Swinging Nerf targets with plastic cups - FUN!

Fireflies and Mud Piesfrom Fireflies and Mud Pies

Squirt Gun Painting: Amazing Summer Art for Kids

Squirt Gun Painting will keep the kiddos busy on a hot summer afternoon! - Fireflies and Mud Pies

I tried this project with a two year old today...BIG hit. We taped it to the floor first, but then used masking tape to tape it to a window. He really enjoyed the effect of painting with the light showing through. We used Q-tips or fingers for drawing utensils. I recommend this project as an alternative to finger painting because 1) it's less messy and 2) most toddlers I've worked with do not like the feeling of getting paint on their fingers.

Fun at Home with Kidsfrom Fun at Home with Kids

Big Art: Painting with your Feet!

Yes, you may have painted with feet before, but TRY doing it THIS WAY!

Mess for Lessfrom Mess for Less

Bubble Wrap Stomp Painting

Bubble wrap Stomp painting! A little too much work for me but it looks awesome

A Magical Childhoodfrom A Magical Childhood

10 Ways to Make Today Magical

Make a painter’s tape maze and then have the kids dribble or kick a ball through it.

Mess Free Finger Painting! Put it in a Ziploc bag, tape it down. No mess activity, and no risk of her eating paint :)