One of the best ways to keep your kids entertained for hours is to hand them blank paper, a brush and paint so they can make a masterpiece. But one of the most stressful parts is worrying that the paint will ruin furniture, clothing and more. Washable paint is your saving grace—here’s what to look for and use in projects for messy kids of all ages.
Tempera paint has a creamy consistency, making it easy to cover a range of media, including paper, cardboard and cloth. Opt for a squeeze bottle to make finger painting a breeze.
A benefit of washable paint? Kids can add texture to their work without fear of splattering or running off their canvas. Look for paint sets that include a variety of tools to experiment with.
For young and newer painters, an assortment of primary colors is a smart way to start. Look for paint that isn’t very watery—even though it’s washable, wiping up lots of drips is no fun.