No-mess fingerpaint fun

Squish and squash! It’s time to discover the sensory delights of playing with paint the easy breezy way! How many colours can you create?


10 min

What you need:

  • Super Washable Finger Paints
  • Resealable plastic bag
  • Adhesive tape

Skill Level

Messy Points

Step 1

Open a zip lock sandwich bag and place some of your Super Washable Finger Paints into the bag and seal.

Step 2

Next, use tape to secure your sensory bag to a highchair tray, table, floor or window!

Step 3

Now it’s time to squish & squash! Hold the bag and squish the paint around with your fingers. This is a great way to learn how it feels to paint without making a mess. 


Pop a small canvas into the bag for your child to move the paint around on. You’ll be left with a beautiful artwork you can leave out to dry and then keep!

Big Thinkers

Discover colours together! Combining two different colours inside the zip lock bag and squishing them together to create new colours is delightful fun. 

Skill Development

Fine Motor Skills: Manipulating paint develops hand strength, upper wrist strength and refines control of movement.

Sensory Play: This critical important for children's development. Using touch imprints learning memory and sparks sensory creativity.

Colour Exploration: Colour helps children connect with the world around them, can balance emotions and activates their imagination.

Hand-Eye Coordination: Learning to move paint around in the desired way builds hand-eye coordination.

EYLF Outcome 1a:
Children feel safe, secure and supported.

EYLF Outcome 4c: Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.