Also instant mess. Thankfully, I got some free paper towel for this party. Viva® Vantage* paper towels are new to Canada, and the shape of the weave allows them to actually STRETCH. Yep, stretchy paper towels. It’s cool.
We wiped the kids down, and I was impressed with how durable these things were. We were able to rinse them and use them again, almost like a dishcloth.
After this, I quickly ran into Mistake #2. I had assumed that the kids would enjoy being full of paint, and would keep their painted shirts on until they dried. WRONG. The kids loved painting the shirts, but then they all wanted to take them OFF. While they were dripping with fabric paint.
We tried to remove the shirts carefully, but the kids’ hair ended up full of fabric paint, which quickly dried into a plasticy, matted mess. If you do this, buy shower caps! You can use them to protect the kiddos’ hair when you’re removing the shirts.
Also make sure you have somewhere to hang the shirts while they dry. We improvised and used a tree.
I liked using the tubes of icing because they remind me of an artist’s tubes of paint, and they were easy for little hands to squeeze.
Check back next week for printable invitations and loot bag ideas for your messy art party. Now that I’ve done everything all wrong, YOU can have a really good one!
Full disclosure: This post was brought to you by Viva® Vantage*, THANKFULLY, because I really really needed help cleaning up during this party. The images and opinions are my own, as usual. For more information please visit www.vivatowels.ca.