This mess free box painting activity for toddlers and babies is the perfect way to get your little ones started painting without making a mess. I am always looking for fun painting activities to make holiday pictures to give to grandparents and for my littles to share with friends. This one is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other holiday for that matter. My mini and I just used this method to make Valentine’s for her grandparents and she was SO proud that she made them herself.
The best part about this activity is that my 8 month old was able to make a picture as well. I find that it is very hard to paint with a baby without them trying to put their hands full of paint in their mouths or eating the paint. This activity is perfect for babies ages 8+ months or so as they can create some of their very first artwork without having to worry about them eating the materials!
The actual project itself is super quick and easy and can be replicated for any holiday using a different shaped piece of paper and different colors of paint.
In order to do this project you will need a box to fit your desired piece of paper, paint in various colors, glitter (optional), a ball, paper, tape, and scissors. You will need to cut the piece of paper that you want your mini to paint into a heart shape if you are planning on making the picture in a Valentine. You can also cut the piece of paper into various shapes like a Christmas tree, Easter Egg, Pumpkin, etc…to make pictures for other holidays if desired.