I needed a quick activity that was no/little mess and only 15 minutes... I found this old Suncatcher activity set that my mother sent to me 2 years ago.
The kids hardly cared. They rolled the gooey paint between their fingers.
Sometimes they had success with the brushes.
Everyone's art ended up looking crappy, but it was a great way to get messy in a quick, yet child satisfying fashion.
The activity was a smashing success minus one hiccup... the paint had dried almost completely. We were desperately smearing colorful paint with the consistency of toothpaste into our suncatchers.
This activity is perfect for little hands to learn control and coordination.
Organic Early Childhood Experiences
It's really important to provide "organic" experiences by taking your child places that will stimulate their 5 senses.