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Messy Play Video Activities

Watch the Messy Play Lady herself, Robin Imholte (sometimes with a special guest, Mama Bev), walk you through a number of very fun (and sometimes messy!) activities in the videos below! Just click on the pictures for the magical reveal. Unlike most funny videos, we encourage you to "Please, do try these at home!" 

Bubble Snakes

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Some snakes are scary, but not when they are made out of bubbles! A little soap can create a lot of fun in this activity that will have your kiddos in awe of their long and light creations! This project is super easy and so much fun!

Materials:

  • Liquid Soap

  • Plastic Bottle

  • Water

  • Towel

Rubber Band Painting

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Have any extra rubber bands lying around the house? Search through your cabinets because they make great designs! Mama Bev and Robin will show you just how to use these stretchy bands to make a masterpiece! 

Materials:

  • Tray

  • Paint

  • Paper

  • Rubber Bands

Spray Bottle Painting

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Let your kiddo's abstract artist be born with this fun and easy activity! Encourage them to combine colors, shapes, and textures to create a one-of-a-kind piece that pairs creativity with fun! 


Materials:

  • Butcher Paper

  • Liquid Watercolors

  • Spray Bottles

  • Bucket of Water

Sensory Bags

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Add a little paint to a Ziplock bag and let the fun begin! This is a great activity for kids who are sensitive to textures and parents who don't like messes! Your littles can even practice their letters using their fingers!

Materials:

  • Paint

  • Plastic Bag

  • Fingers

  • Fun Attitude

Sensory Bottles

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Looking for a fun way to recycle old bottles? Make them into sensory play toys! Wash them out, let them dry, and then fill them with whatever you want: pompoms, old buttons, liquid, sand, rocks. Then shake, shake, shake! 

Materials:

  • Plastic Bottle

  • Liquid

  • Buttons

  • Sand

Box Painting

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Trying to find a good use for your old boxes lying around? Why not make them into a work of art? Watch as the Messy Play Lady transforms these everyday cardboard cubes into unique masterpieces!


Materials:

  • Cardboard Boxes

  • Paint

  • Tray

  • Paint Brushes

Pulled String Art

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Are you ready for a great surprise? With just a little string and a little more paint, your kiddo can partner with an around-the-house item and watch as their final art piece is revealed before their very eyes!


Materials:

  • Book

  • Paint

  • Paper

  • String

Marble Shaving Cream

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Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Did you know that you can print with shaving cream?! Just spray it all over a flat surface, add just a hint of food coloring, and you have your very own marble shaving cream printing press!

Materials:

  • Shaving Cream

  • Food Coloring

  • Paper

  • Scraper

Salad Spinner Painting

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Watch the Messy Play Lady use a basic household object, a salad spinner, with primary paint colors to create a masterpiece of art! Don't get too dizzy during the process though as this activity will take you for a spin!

Materials:

  • Salad Spinner

  • Paint

  • Paper

  • Scissors

Colored Spaghetti

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Want some gooey, colorful spaghetti fun? Just mix food coloring into some cooked spaghetti and you're done! This is such a fun, easy, and sensory filled play activity to keep your kid's hands and brain full and focused!

Materials:

  • Spaghetti

  • Liquid Watercolor

  • Bowl

  • Strainer

Ice Spaghetti Monsters

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How does your kiddo feel about monsters?! What if they get to make them in a bowl? And out of colorful spaghetti, gooey eyeballs, and pompoms? Add them together and they can play with this scary and funny bowl of mess!

Materials:

  • Spaghetti

  • Liquid Watercolor

  • Bowl

  • Monster Parts

Easter Bunny Stamps

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Want to recycle your old toilet paper roles in a brand new, fun way? Use them to make bunny stamps! Watch and learn as the Messy Play Lady repurposes cardboard toilet paper tubes as paint stamps for a creative Easter activity!

Materials:

  • TP Tubes

  • Paint

  • Paper

  • Tape

Easter Egg Dying

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Easter egg dying with marble shaving cream? What?! Combine two fun Messy Play Activities into one with this fun idea! Watch Robin roll eggs into shaving cream dyed with food coloring to make beautifully decorated eggs!

Materials:

  • Shaving Cream

  • Food Coloring

  • Eggs

  • Paper Towels

Easter Egg Drip Paint

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Did you know that you can paint with eggs?! Plastic eggs that is! The Messy Play Lady is at it again with this great video on how to make a masterpiece by filling colorful eggs with your little's favorite paints and going wild!

Materials:

  • Plastic Eggs

  • Paint

  • Paper

  • Water


More About Robin

HELLO!  I’M ROBIN, THE FOUNDER OF MESSY PLAY KITS. 


I'm a preschool teacher whose love for play-based learning knows no bounds. I created Messy Play Kits to help support parents in this  endeavor at home: I offer products, classes and education that encourage development through play.


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