Your kiddo spent all day keeping herself under control and following rules, rules, and more rules. Now that she’s at home, it’s time to let loose (creatively, that is)! And here’s some good news—your pint-sized Picasso doesn’t need a full-on art lesson in order to get crafty. Instead, check out 10 of our favorite, super-simple ideas that can turn after-school time into an imaginative adventure in no time. See them all below.

Clay Finger Paint

You want your creative kid to go wild with rainbow finger paints. Um, but you’re not into the idea of spending your Monday night cleaning Jackson Pollock-esque splatters from the walls. Swap in soft modeling clay for the actual paints. Pull it into pieces and “paint” it onto cardboard. It’s a totally low-mess art activity that lets your little one create a textured "painting."

How do you keep your artists active after school? No trade secrets allowed! Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Erica Loop