I don't like to impose too many restrictions, but I must say sometimes when I see the mess (ie. rice EVERYWHERE) I have to restrain my inner OCD. I try to put down mats or drop sheets to capture the mess and make cleaning up easier.
Miss S also makes mess but she helps clean it too. I think thats an important lesson to teach - you can have as much fun as you like (providing you aren't hurting yourself or others) but we do need to clean up afterwards.
I thought I would share a couple of messy things we have done (in photos).
|Likes to paint herself!|
|Chalk drawing on back pavement|
|This one was hard for me - a rainmaker. This is S inserting the rice. EEK. Keep vacuum nearby.|
|There is definitely a reason she is mostly naked when painting!|
|Cubbies with cuzzies!|
|Beads, beads, beads|
|Helping Mummy make dinner|
|Coloured rice! I don't think I have any "AFTER" photos!|
|Jelly! I hid some animals for her to find, and she still managed to eat ALOT.|
|Pretty party dress + puddle.|
Miss S is only 2 so she doesn't usually initiate any craft activity, but she is starting to so I will definitely be guided by her in the future.
Hope you see something here to inspire you!