A simple, mess free way for babies to enjoy painting and experimenting with colour, alongside early mark making.


  • Card
  • Paint
  • Zip-lock food bag
  • Sticky tape


Squirt some paint on to the card, then place it in the zip-lock bag.

Tape the bag on to the high chair tray for your baby.

Cian is 11 months and enjoyed exploring this. He started off by poking the paint splodges, then splatting them with his hand and scratching lines in the paint splodges.

Once he’d finished, I unstuck the bag and removed the painting. I was left with a clean and happy baby, and a piece of art.