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No Mess Toddler Canvas Painting

4/16/2020 | Lynn Lilly

Working and crafting from home can be messy with kiddos. I know my little one loves to paint but she seems to get it everywhere but the canvas. I decided to create a mess-free way for my little artist to paint her own work of art! Neither one of us got a drop of paint on us during the whole set up and clean up process and we were left with a really fun piece of art to hang in her playroom.


  • Washable Kid Friendly Paint
  • Saran Wrap or Plastic Wrap
  • Painter’s Tape 
  • Canvas 

Featured Storage Container: Deflecto Stackable Caddy
I love my multiple Deflecto Stackable Caddies. The clear removable containers make it easy to find supplies and the handle is great to carry it from room to room. I have multiple caddies for storing everything from my daughter’s craft supplies to toys and even my personal art essentials. The lift and lock feature makes it easy to stack and store. You definitely can’t just have one!

Project Directions:
  1. Cover the work surface with plastic wrap. 
  2. Place the canvas in the center of the plastic wrap. 
  3. Pour different colors of paint in piles on the canvas. 
  4. Cover the canvas with another piece of plastic wrap. Make sure the piece of saran wrap is large enough to cover the canvas and at least 6 inches around the canvas. 
  5. Tape around the top cover to the table and bottom cover to hold it in place. 
  6. Grab your little one and let their little hands go to town smooshing and spreading the paint around. My daughter had an absolute blast. 
  7. Once your child is done remove the plastic wrap from the top by lifting it straight up and discarding.
  8. Let the canvas dry. 
TA-DA! Your kiddo has a mess-free work of art! This is probably one of the most relaxed stress-free crafts we have done in a long time! 

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