Pizza Box Painting // Mommy-Brain Mixer

pizza box painting activityHave you ever wanted to finger paint with your child but been hesitant of the mess?

Try using a pizza box to keep all your supplies & inevitable splatters contained. Summer & I painted for the first time ever last week, and the pizza box worked like a charm… if you don’t consider the time she tiptoed close to oversee me pinning her masterpiece to the bulletin board and “high-fived” our turquoise chair with gloppy purple painted box finger paintingAs you can see, our tiled floors make excellent easy-clean surfaces for art projects. If your digs are tile-free try covering the floors with a plastic shower curtain. pizza box finger paintingMuffin tins are the perfect size to hold finger paints.  We made our own cornstarch finger paint using this handy recipe. It made a little more than we needed, so I stashed the extra in the fridge for another rainy afternoon.

If your child loves to taste his world, both the recipe we used today and our edible bath paint are baby-friendly. No time for whipping up your own art supplies? Try the Melissa and Doug Finger Paint Set.

Linking here: Tuesday Tots, Works for Me Weds.





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    • Jelli says

      Hope you two enjoy painting together. Summer had a great time, but her attention span didn’t last through more than 30 minutes of creating :) I guess that’s how it goes with toddlers.

  1. says

    I have been too afraid to do finger painting! Thank you for the suggestions. I feel more confident to give it a try now. Plus, I always like an excuse to order a pizza! :) I’m gonna pin this post…

    • Jelli says

      Who doesn’t love a hot, fresh pizza, right? Now you have the perfect excuse. Have a ton of fun, Rachel (both eating & painting!!) Happy to have you.

  2. says

    I have done finger painting with my girls. Just last weekend, we did a craft for Mother’s Day for the grandmothers that required this and never would have thought of a pizza box. Seriously, thanks for the tip!! :)

  3. says

    I’m the same way…I love to watch Sofia finger paint but I’m always nervous about the mess! This is a great idea.

    • Jelli says

      Definitely worth a try, right?! As the temperatures warm up for you, outdoor painting is probably even better, but for rainy or chilly days, the pizza box works great.

    • Jelli says

      Thanks, Julie! I would’ve never come up with the idea if our recycle bin hadn’t been overflowing. (Blush).

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