Everything’s a canvas

Play painting image

Create your own masterpiece.

What to do

  • Use a paintbrush – or your hands! – to paint the sides of the bathtub.
  • Create a masterpiece and then wash it clean to create another one!
  • Take the fun outside and paint a fence or garden path, using the hose or bucket of soapy water to wash everything clean at the end.

Support from the Play team

“This activity is all about creativity and is suitable for any age. It encourages children to use their imagination, to tell a story, to create their own designs, to problem-solve – and gives them a lot of freedom to express themselves, whether playing alone or with others. At the same time, it practices fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.”

A child with their hands dipped in paint