I found a paint project for my Pre-K class to do that used paint but wasn't messy (for them).
Shaving cream painting. And it's really cool!
Here's the Pinterest pin:
Cool, huh? And it was (mostly) easy!
We gave each child a paper plate, a small mound of shaving cream, and a plastic knife. The child's job was to spread the shaving cream evenly on the plate (we helped them after they goobered it around the plate a bit first).
Next, we squeezed some acrylic paint in horizontal stripes across the shaving cream and gave the child a toothpick, showing them how to drag the toothpick through the shaving cream and make patterns with the paint.
When the child was satisfied with the way the paint was mixed, we laid an egg cut from white cardstock onto the shaving cream and pressed very gently, then peeled the egg off.
|Pressing egg onto shaving cream.|
|Before the shaving cream is scraped off.|
Using a spatula (a squeegee would probably work really great, but all we had was a spatula, so, yeah), scrape the shaving cream off the egg and discard.
You are left with an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL, MARBLED-EFFECT EASTER EGG!
|Make sure you tilt your iphone as you balance on the top step of a flight of stairs to take this picture,|
making it look as though the bulletin board is hung crookedly on the wall, which it certainly is not.