Mess Free Finger Painting for Toddlers {Fun Crafts with Mom}

With my big focus on getting away from all the screens in the house I wanted to do something fun that didn’t get messy. Thing is when you are working with toddlers messy kinda comes with the territory. As much as we love our sensory bins they do get messy at times. I have seen a few painting ideas on Pinterest and thought I’d give my own version a try.

Mess Free Finger Painting

Supplies are super simple and are probably things you already have on hand.


  • Gallon Sized Plastic Zip Bag
  • Painters Tape
  • Paint

Mess Free Finger Painting

I started by taping my bag to the window. I couldn’t find our painters tape so I grabbed some frog tape from a past project and it worked just fine. I taped all sides except the top. Don’t tape it super tight, you will want just a little give when you add the paint.

Mess Free Finger Painting

I then added two different colors of paint. You could easily just us one or more than two. It doesn’t really matter. I took one long piece of tape and taped over the length of the zip closing for added security. My husband would not be thrilled with me at all if I got paint on our door or hard wood floors. Then I secured the bag to the window better.

Mess Free Finger Painting

Sawyer immediately loved it and couldn’t stop touching it. We had to learn how to touch it, at first he went to use his finger nails instead of his finger tips. Once he realized it didn’t need much pressure to work he loved it and couldn’t get enough.

Sawyer loves his Mess free Finger painting!

Here’s a cute little video of him loving this project and how we used it to learn colors and shapes. We tried several different things for him to hold and use to write with other than his finger and found that the Q-tip was easiest for him and it didn’t hurt the bag in any way. In fact it swirled smoothly along however he moved it.

How cute was he? We will definitely be doing this many times in the future with different color combinations.

Fun Crafts With Mom

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  1. Kristen says

    Fun….I like the way the sun shines through the colors!

  2. Nicole Dz says

    This is a great craft to do with the kids on a snow day from school or when it is just to cold out, love this.

  3. AD46241 says

    wow thats an awesome way to do some crafty work with toddlers as they always enjoy it. its vbery creative and so much fun!

  4. Great playing idea for children. They always draw anywhere, and this provide them a good place to create cute art works.

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