Ziploc Bag Painting
Ziploc bags, paints
A fun way to teach colors and color mixing (red and white make pink, etc) with less mess. Take large storage bags and have your child pour a little paint, just one color, in the bag (if you have paint with squirt tops, that's even better!). Then, have them choose another color and have them guess what color it will make. Pastel paints work great because they blend nicely. The end product is a tie-dye 'painting' all contained in the Ziploc bag. For younger kids, be sure to have them name the colors as they pour them in the bag.