We had a messy party with the Toddler Art Group yesterday.
This was our second one inspired by a Mothering magazine article called Sam’s Messy Afternoon.
We moved the art table outside since “messy party” and “inside” are for braver people than I.
Paint went into muffin tins. Glue bottles were brought out. Various textured materials such as salt, flour, corn starch, cornmeal, baking powder, pasta, etc. were placed in bowls and loaf pans.
The kids were let out of the house and instead of noisy mayhem (which I thought would go hand in hand with a messy party) there was calm and quiet as they explored all the materials at the table.
Maybe it was the change in scenery or maybe the free access to mounds of flour and salt.
But they had fun. (And then moved on to swinging and sliding and watering the plants.)
Here Marlise and Maia are exploring paint and flour.
Justin is building a mountain out of flour and pasta.
And Thalia is intent on adding glue to her creation.
How about you? Would you try a messy party with kids?