Mess-Free Baby Painting (Perfect Baby Gift!)

Get ready for the easiest gift your baby can make. It’s absolutely perfect- minimal mess, beloved by all, and your baby is HAPPY to do it. In fact, depending on their age, they won’t even know they’re doing anything at all! Let’s backtrack a little bit. Wayyyyy back in February, I needed a Valentine’s Day gift idea for my husband. I wanted it to be something from the baby, and something that he would cherish for years to come. Plus, I knew it had to be simple because we had JUST gotten our puppy, and Hailey was only 4.5 months old. I was overwhelmed but I wanted to make something special for my husband. That’s how this gift came about! I’ve seen lots of these painting projects on Pinterest, but never one with a baby as young as Hailey was! And that’s why I added the extra element of putting it on the floor (in a trash bag!) and letting her jump and leap on it in her bouncer. It’s so easy to do that you’ll be buying paint and canvases by the truckload. I promise!

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Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

You will need:

Canvas panels 11x14 (here)
Paints (similar here)
Glad Press’n Seal (here)
Large clear trash bag (here)
Newspapers/fliers
Photo Frame (similar here)

Directions:

Measure and cut your Press’n Seal to size. I ended up using two long sheets since it wasn’t wide enough to do one long one. You want to have enough overlap so that paint doesn’t ooze out anywhere! I used the Press’n Seal instead of regular saran wrap because it stuck to the canvas nicely and it wasn’t a total mess to unwrap from the roll. Usually saran wrap seems to get all tangled up- this made it easy, AND the seams stuck together nicely!

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Add your paint around the canvas in little globs. Don’t use too much paint or it’ll take forever to dry. Try to use a nice mix of colors that blend well. You can also use metallic paints for added dimension and shine.

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Carefully place the saran wrap over the canvas and seal it closed. For this step, you want to make sure that you don’t smush it shut, but just gently fold the saran wrap and seal the edges as tight as you can. Remember, we want the baby to create the art- not you!

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Ta-da! See? The artwork is fully intact after I sealed it in the Press’n Seal. That leaves the smushing to Hailey.

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Now for the very last “prep step”- place the saran wrapped canvas into a large clear trash bag. A black bag would work in a pinch, but with clear you can see whats happening. If it’s a larger bag like mine was, you can fold it over for added protection and, mostly, to get it out of your way.

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Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Place the canvas under baby and let him/her jump around, crawl, or play like usual. Guide the canvas around so that all parts of it get spread out. I used the bouncer which ensured that worst case, only her feet would get dirty. Luckily nothing got dirty :) When it got down to the very end, I spread the excess paint into the bare corners of the canvas so that it would go all the way to the edges. This also helps to avoid giant globs of paint next to bald spots!

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

Take the canvas out of the trash bag, and unwrap it carefully. I recommend having a trash bag handy to toss out the Press’n Seal, because it’ll be covered in paint and so will your hands. This is the messiest part of the entire project- well, the only messy part of this project! Don’t say I didn’t warn ya ;) There are no pictures of this step for obvious reasons.

Lay the canvas on the newspapers to dry. If your paint was thick it may take a few hours or even a day, so you’ll want to make this gift ahead of time. If you need it the same day, just use less paint (a lot less!) which will dry faster. But, to make this canvas a true work of art I highly recommend making it about 2 days before and this way it’ll be perfect- and dry!

I gave this gift to my mom and my MIL for mother’s day and they LOVED it!

Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork
Looking for a gift that your baby can make? Check out how to create this mess-free painting that your little one can make using their hands, feet, or their bouncer! It’s the perfect mother’s day gift too! Click to see how easy it is. #babysensoryplay #babypainting #nomessartwork

The gift recipient is sure to love this gift that came directly from your little one! It’s such a great keepsake for moms, dads, grandmas, aunties… everyone! Seriously, everyone will want one of these for their home. It’s truly the greatest gift a baby can give, besides just being their awesome, poopy self!

DIY Paper Roll Pencil Cup

Can you believe that the summer is almost over, and back to school shopping has begun?! I mean, I’m not going back to school but any excuse for shopping is one I’ll take. Since everyone else has back to school on the brain, I whipped up the perfect project for families and teachers alike- this colorful pencil cup, using the humble paper roll! That’s right, we have a true trash-to-treasure treat for you today (say that 5 times fast!). You just need a few basic supplies that you probably have on hand.

Looking for a great back to school craft, or a perfect new teacher gift? How about a pencil cup made with something totally free- the paper roll?! This project is so easy to make and extremely affordable. Click to find out how to make it and where get your supplies! #backtoschoolcrafts #backtoschoolpencil #paperrollcrafts

My favorite part of back to school shopping was always getting brand new stationery. I was always picking out my favorite notebooks, folders and pens for the new school year. I always loved getting this fresh new gear. It’s a love I still have to this day, as I purchase unnecessary notebooks and markers. They take over most of my desk space, as I need a marker or pen in every single color for every single possible use. Thin markers, thick ones, pencils, pens… even erasable markers for my notes! I even have a giant puoch of markers that I keep with me at all times.

Looking for a great back to school craft, or a perfect new teacher gift? How about a pencil cup made with something totally free- the paper roll?! This project is so easy to make and extremely affordable. Click to find out how to make it and where get your supplies! #backtoschoolcrafts #backtoschoolpencil #paperrollcrafts

These would also make a great teacher gift when filled with some new supplies for the school year- pencils for the kids and markers for the teacher to grade papers with! I’m sure teachers have more than enough mugs and apple shaped things, plus everyone loves something homemade and useful. It would look so cute on a teacher’s desk.

Looking for a great back to school craft, or a perfect new teacher gift? How about a pencil cup made with something totally free- the paper roll?! This project is so easy to make and extremely affordable. Click to find out how to make it and where get your supplies! #backtoschoolcrafts #backtoschoolpencil #paperrollcrafts

The full DIY is over on the Giggles Galore blog, so head on over to take a look!

DIY Colorful Summer Place Card Holder

Whenever I watch TV shows, they always seem to have these beautiful outdoor dinner parties, where everyone hangs out under a giant tree covered in string lights, on a long table where everyone has their own gorgeous place setting. There are, of course, candles all over the table and these amazing platters filled with delicious, vibrant, colorful food. It’s a far cry from my usual summer party- paper plates and hot dogs on the BBQ. So, I set out to take my BBQ and make it a little bit fancier.

This summer, create a one of a kind experience for your guests by making them this DIY place card holder that doubles as a party favor. It’s really easy to make with only paint, wood blocks, and wire. I’ve got the DIY over on the Giggles Galore blog so head on over there for the full DIY.

This summer, create a one of a kind experience for your guests by making them this DIY place card holder that doubles as a party favor. It’s really easy to make with only paint, wood blocks, and wire. You definitely want to whip this up before the summer ends! #placecard #diyplacecards #placecardholders

After the BBQ is done, your guests can take this place card holder home with them to put on their desk as a picture holder, note holder, recipe card holder- really, anything their heart desires! It’s a great way to show your friends how much you care about them, while also getting to flex your creativity muscle. So head over to the Giggles Galore blog for the full tutorial. Then, take a trip to the craft store to grab your supplies, pop on a summer rom-com and grab your glue gun- we’re about to get crafty!

This summer, create a one of a kind experience for your guests by making them this DIY place card holder that doubles as a party favor. It’s really easy to make with only paint, wood blocks, and wire. You definitely want to whip this up before the summer ends! #placecard #diyplacecards #placecardholders

So head on over to the Giggles Galore blog now to see the post and make your own! You definitely want to whip this up before the summer ends.

DIY Washi Tape Place Card

Summer is here, and that means constant get-togethers, picnics, and BBQ's. Essentially, we're all just looking for reasons to be outside with friends, with a glass of rosé or a sangria in hand. Sometimes it's fun to go beyond the usual paper-plate-and red-solo-cup combo we're used to, and whip up something a bit more elegant for our girls. What could be better than a simple summer tablescape featuring these washi tape placecards? They're really cheap to make and hella easy. Put that glue gun away girl- you don't need it for this project!

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Summer is here, and that means constant get-togethers, picnics, and BBQ's. What could be better than a simple summer tablescape featuring these washi tape placecards? Get the super easy how-to on the blog! #placecards #washitapecrafts #summercrafts

You will need:

2.5 inch circle punch (similar here)

Colored cardstock (similar here)

Washi tape (similar here)

Glitter letters (From Michaels, similar here)

Directions:

1. Cut your circles out of your colored cardstock

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2. Add washi tape to the top and bottom of your circle.

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3. Fold over your excess washi tape. You can also cut it off if you want to, but it wasn't necessary. If you want the back to be neat, cut another circle from cardstock and glue it on the back.

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4. Starting from the middle, add your glitter letters to spell out your friends' names. I placed them down gently, then adjusted them once all the letters were on to make sure everything was straight.

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5. Press down on your glitter letters to seal them onto your place card.

Summer is here, and that means constant get-togethers, picnics, and BBQ's. What could be better than a simple summer tablescape featuring these washi tape placecards? Get the super easy how-to on the blog! #placecards #washitapecrafts #summercrafts
Summer is here, and that means constant get-togethers, picnics, and BBQ's. What could be better than a simple summer tablescape featuring these washi tape placecards? Get the super easy how-to on the blog! #placecards #washitapecrafts #summercrafts

That's all folks! Add them to your letter place card holders (DIY coming soon!) and place them on your summer tablescape for your friends to enjoy. They're so cute and can be put at a desk or on a cork board after the party is over! This summer I'm all about the easy crafts projects and this one is no exception! It's no mess too. Perfect!

Summer is here, and that means constant get-togethers, picnics, and BBQ's. What could be better than a simple summer tablescape featuring these washi tape placecards? Get the super easy how-to on the blog! #placecards #washitapecrafts #summercrafts
Summer is here, and that means constant get-togethers, picnics, and BBQ's. What could be better than a simple summer tablescape featuring these washi tape placecards? Get the super easy how-to on the blog! #placecards #washitapecrafts #summercrafts
Summer is here, and that means constant get-togethers, picnics, and BBQ's. What could be better than a simple summer tablescape featuring these washi tape placecards? Get the super easy how-to on the blog! #placecards #washitapecrafts #summercrafts

So, what do you think about these placecards? Will you be whipping them up for your friends? Let me know how you plan to use them in the comments below!

DIY Snow Cone Earrings

Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. Since we all know I love to DIY anything I can get my hands on, I decided to make these snow cone earrings out of just printer paper and styrofoam balls! They’re great because they can be made in any color of your choosing. They can even be made for Fourth of July in red, white, and blue. They’re so fun and are sure to get the attention of everyone around you. The full DIY is over on the Giggles Galore blog so head on over there now to see it! 

Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. These snow cone earrings are my new faves, and they’re so easy to make! #summercrafts #snowconewrapper #icecream

Let me give you a quick overview of the steps, because it’s extremely simple. All you’re doing is painting the Styrofoam balls, tracing the snow cone wrapper template, adding the earring pieces and gluing it all together. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. These snow cone earrings are my new faves, and they’re so easy to make! #summercrafts #snowconewrapper #icecream
Now that I’ve officially switched over to my summer wardrobe, I’m looking for some fun accessories that can spice up my outfits. I find that a lot of times I wear the same outfit over and over, but I love to switch out my accessories in between. These snow cone earrings are my new faves, and they’re so easy to make! #summercrafts #snowconewrapper #icecream

This project would be so fun to make with older kids or teens, or even by gathering up your girlfriends. Grab some rosé and get to crafting! These are now some my favorite earrings that I own and I can’t wait to wear them all summer long. They’re sure to cool off a hot summer day!