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

No Mess Painting in a Bag Earth Craft

This week's 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 the following supplies:

- large plastic zip bags
(Brand name seems to be the most durable and yes, we reuse these to be earth friendly! Just wash out and hang upside down to dry!)

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. You could also tape these to the table for younger children.

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. 

Flowers and Trees Preschool Theme

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. You can let these outside if it's a nice day or try a paper drying rack indoors.

Seasons Preschool Theme

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!

More Earth Themed Activities for Kids:

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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.