We all have different strengths and different needs, right? One of my strengths, I do believe, is my willingness to let my little ones get messy. It really doesn’t bother me one bit watching them slosh paint on the table, drip paintbrushes on the ground, or see those painted little hands touch freshly washed hair.
If that makes you cringe—have I got something for you!
But wait! First, you’ll want to download this Free Rainbow Puzzle Pack. It is perfect to brighten up your little one’s day while enjoying some rainbow activities together. You can get it right here:
Okay, back to the mess-free solution! I introduced you to Kwik Stix when making these Popsicle Stick Name Puzzles, you might recall. The paint dries almost instantly and is so close to being mess-free that it’s shocking.
For this rainbow salt tray, we used Thin Stix. They are just like the originals but thinner, making them ideal for more detailed paintings like these ones that Madeline created:
And one Sammy made for his brother:
Since Thin Stix dry almost immediately, they are perfect for use in salt trays, sand trays, or anything of the sort.
Little ones can paint their own picture and within a moment or two, it is ready to pour some salt over and practice form drawing, letters, numbers, or just for some relaxing quiet time.
This time I popped the painting right inside a casserole dish, attaching it with some tape. It can also be attached beneath the glass bottom if you want to change the painting easily.
We popped in the pretty tie-dye rainbow painting for some spring-like relaxation (this was not totally just for my little one either… Mama is ready for spring).
I hope your little one loves creating some rainbow art for their very own salt tray!
Thank you so much for reading, friends,
P.S. Don’t forget to grab your FREE Rainbow Puzzle Pack!