No Mess Painting in a Bag Earth Craft | Still Playing School

No Mess Painting in a Bag Earth Craft

This week's Playful Preschool theme is our lovely home the Earth! If you are looking for a quick and easy Earth Day craft for kids then this mess free Earth craft is perfect! 


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To create our No Mess Earth Day Painting, you will need:

- large plastic zip bags (brand name seems to be the most durable)
- green and blue paint

We used Craft Project Ideas' acrylic paint for this project since it didn't need to be washable!



I dumped out a bit of green and blue paint on each kid's plate then placed the plates inside the bags and sealed them.


Both our five year old and our two year old loved smooshing the paint around to create their Earth. This was fantastic fine motor practice for them. I loved how I could have both kids simultaneously painting in our living room without worrying about a mess!


Once the whole plate was covered in paint I carefully removed them from the bag to let them air dry. And yes, since this is an Earth Day craft (and because we always love to recycle), I did wash out the bags for more mess free painting on another day!


Craft Project Ideas sends us complimentary craft supplies. We are grateful for the opportunity to share the activities we create with their products! You can purchase these same supplies either online or in stores at Wal-Mart. 

More Earth themed ideas from the Playful Preschool team:


Wormery Journaling – Rainy Day Mum

Earth Sensory Table Small World – Mom Inspired Life

On Planet Earth There are Five Oceans – Children’s Song – Capri + 3


Layers of the Earth Felt Puzzle – Powerful Mothering


Earth: Water Cycle – Tiny Tots Adventures


More Earth Themed Activities for Kids:


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8 comments :

  1. This is a great idea! I love that both of my kids can do this easily!

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  2. We love painting in a bag. I love your idea of using it to create the Earth! Pinning.

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  3. I love this idea - mess free painting is always lots of unmessy fun for the kids and it's perfect to create the earth.

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  4. Painting without mess is my kind of activity!! Great for our small home!

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  5. I love this idea, thank you! You know I am going to try this with my kiddos!!

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  6. So fun! We are going to have a great week exploring the earth!

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  7. oh this is super fun! AND the very young kids can join in too!

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  8. This was the perfect Earth Day craft for the boys I nanny for (1 and almost 3). Loved that it was something they both could do and enjoy.

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