Lay a piece of freezer paper on a flat surface. Place a piece of construction paper on top of it. Squirt a few different colors of paint on the construction paper. Layer another piece of freezer paper on top. Make sure the freezer paper is larger than the construction paper by quite a bit on all sides. Encourage your little artist(s) to "paint" with their finger, swirling the paint around through the freezer paper. My guy's favorite thing was to order more paint to be added, so I had to encourage him to do the painting.
The best part is the clean-up. Open up the freezer paper, hang your artwork to dry, and throw away the freezer paper. Done!
If you're looking for another quick color-related activity for very young children, try our simple color scavenger hunt game.
Companion Reads: Children's Books about Colors (all links go to our reviews):
What are your favorite no-mess projects? Favorite books about colors? Does anyone else's blogger refuse to post rotated versions of photos occasionally?