Easy Cleanup Painting for Toddlers

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My kids LOVE to color in any way they can. They can literally sit at the table and color for hours at a time. Without any need of me. I loved the idea of my kids finger painting, or even using regular brushes to paint. Crayons and markers are great, but paint allows so much more creativity. It allows kids to enjoy a more hands on experience. Going in, I was SUPER concerned about the paint being toxic and the kids eating it. But the paint I bought was nontoxic and it was also washable. Plus, the kids were having so much fun that they didn’t even try to eat it. lol. We live in an apartment, so I really needed an easy clean up way for my toddlers to be able to paint.



  • Paint- I used Crayola’s Washable Paint for $4.99
  • Drawing Paper Roll- I used Mala Drawing Paper Roll its super cheap and gives you a whole lot for what your paying. $4.99
  • Disposable metal pan- from the dollar store
  • Old Coffee creamer container , for water to rinse brushes

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I wanted to do it on the table, but I knew that my kids would end up sitting on top of the paper. I mydining room table is a high top table. With the  height it proves kinda dangerous. So to avoid the whole issue of possible accidents, we setup on the floor. I also used a coffee creamer container instead of a cup to rinse off brushes, because the nozzles really kept the kids from spilling and dripping everywhere. I just made sure to take the top off. In order to make the paper big enough for both kids to sit on and paint without fighting for space, I just taped 2 strips if the together. Once that was done, I just threw some paint into the tray along with some brushes and just let them have at it. It kept them entertained for a good hour and a half. And hey, I’m all for anything that keeps the kiddos occupied and happy. The key to this was the size of the paper that’s what made it easy cleanup painting for toddlers.

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2 thoughts on “Easy Cleanup Painting for Toddlers

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