DIY No Mess Finger Painting Tummy Time For Kids 4 months +

I’ve sworn by tummy time for my kids. They’ve not only loved it, but I’ve also enjoyed planning those fun DIY activities which are frugal and more versatile than those expensive baby gyms and tummy time toys that are extremely short lived!


With my second one, it was more of a struggle and that’s when I found some fantastic ways to keep her on her tummy with almost no mess at all!


Why tummy time?

Doctors recommends up to 20 minutes of tummy time a day for 3 – 4 month old babies. The point of tummy time is to build strength in the neck muscles but it can also help with gas and preventing flat spots on a baby’s head.


Things that you need for DIY No Mess finger painting tummy time activity:


  • Craft Paper
  • Paints (homemade or shop purchased)
  • Zip lock
  • Scissors
  • Sticking tape
  • BABYYY!!!

How to do this mess free finger printing for tummy time:

1.Thick card paper/ waste cut outs from carton because they are less absorbent and will prevent the paper from getting wet and limp.


2. Put blobs of paint on the card sheet.



3. Carefully slide the sheet inside the zip-lock. This needs to be done carefully else you’ll have your own artwork before the baby gets a chance to demonstrate his tummy time skills!





4. Zip the bag shut securely. You don’t want the zip lock erupting into paint making it a mess!!




5. Then tape this to the floor or a flat surface where you can leave little one to crawl.



6. Watch the little one explore the colours, attempt to catch them, rub his hand across and more!



7. Once the baby is done and exhausted, cut the zip-lock gently and get ready to frame baby’s first artwork!!



TIP: If your baby cannot reach, you can use a pillow under their chest to support his chest and  free his hands for play.


What are you waiting for? Get ready for your baby’s gorgeous artwork!


Don’t forget to share with me the pictures in the comments box below!


Image Source: mummapappabubba


Also Read - DIY Activities For Your Junior : Magic Painting, DIY Activities For Your Junior: Egg Carton flower, The day the Crayons Quit: Have a blast as you skim through the most colorful mutiny ever!


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Comments (21)

Priya Sood

Nice one Manveen Dua

Varsha Rao

It's very helpful

Priya Iyer

Sounds and looks like a lot of fun. Should work for my 4-year-old as well!


This is exactly what I was looking for.

Akshaya Naresh

Sounds like so much fun.


Sounds interesting, i will try with my lil one

payal jain

Waaooo really nice.. i must try...

Khushboo Kothari

Sounds like so much fun.

Lakshmi Jala M M

nice one good idea


Sounds great... Will definitely try for my 4 mth old princess

Angel Agrawal

I wish I knew this before fun

misba khan

This is just in time

Aarti khandelwal

Good one...loved it

Angel Agrawal

Sounds like so much fun.

Parveen Syed

Nice fun activity... 👌

Aarti jani

Very helpful

lubna tabassum

This is just in time


Very Creative

Samuel Levi

Those babies which have only the age of the four months will looking so much cute and healthy too. I have a complete love with the babies on the website all the work about the gym for those babies are free.

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