This is about as easy as it gets. All you need is a tray or cookie sheet, some paint, some paper, and something to mix up the paint with (plastic spoon, popsicle stick, hands…).
All you have to do is plop some paint on a cookie sheet and then mix it up however you’d like. The first time we did this, months ago, we used our hands and got nice and messy. This time around, we mixed up the paint with a plastic spoon. I originally found this on Play Create Explore, and they used cotton balls, which sounds like it could come out really cool, too.
After the paint is mixed up how you like it, put down a paper and press it down. Then lift it up and . . . you have your print. You can mix the paint again or add more as desired, and keep printing as much as you’d like. First time around, we did 4 prints – one for us and one for each set of grandparents – but this time Love Bug got tired of it after two, so only one for us and one for Grandpa.
The finished products: