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.

Ziploc Finger Painting

It doesn't get any easier than this, friends. With nothing but a ziplock baggie and paint, you've set your pint-sized Picasso (and yourself) up for endless fun. Another option: Try taping the bag to a window or a door so you can see light filter through the designs, or add glitter to bags for an extra sparkle.

Materials: Ziplock bags, paint

photo: S. Massey

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

—Erica Loop