I love to be crafty. I love to do creative things and want my kids to have a passion for creating as well. I do not like, however, kid made art messes. I am kind of afraid them (or more like have anxiety about them). I wish I could break out the finger paints and say "GO FOR IT!" but I think about the clothes, furniture, mess ... and it stresses me out. Kind of like the feeling I get when I am about to go to Target with all three girls just before dinner time when they haven't taken naps but I'm out of diapers so I have to ... that feeling. I ask myself, what if we paint outside and then the kid with paint dripping from all parts of them suddenly HAS to go to the bathroom, NOW. Do you just let them go outside or what?
Ok ... now that you think I am really weird ... I have a solution (kind of). My mom showed this to me and the girls LOVE it. Painting with water on the cement walk (or wood deck or fence ...).
So comments please ... tell me I am not the only mom who "fears" these messes. What do you do?