For a quick but really messy art activity, we did ice painting. I set out a muffin tray with paint and an ice cube in each of the different cups. Love Bug and Sweet Pea used spoons to pick up the slippery, paint-covered ice cubes and paint with them.
I say that it was quick and messy because as the ice started melting (which didn’t take too long), it started getting slippery and really liquidy. So the papers were very damp and it was hard to continue painting for too long. Still, the boys (especially Sweet Pea, who took his time and had a very watery painting) had fun with it and enjoyed doing something different like this.