My to go to for a quick, fun, cheap, easy to set up activity is the $1 coloring paint sets. They come with a paintbrush, two pictures to paint and 6 different paints to choose from.
I’ve found them at the Dollar section at Target and also at The Dollar Tree. I found that the ones from The Dollar Tree have been in better shape, meaning the paints haven’t been dried out. A few of the Target ones have had one of the 6 colors be dry and not usable.
I always have Sophia use a new brush for each of the 6 colors so the colors in the container don’t get mixed up.
TIP: Only open one paint color at a time for easy clean up and minimal mess.
TIP: You should have paint left over after the 2 paintings, that you could save for future painting projects.
They are always a big hit with Sophia. She loves to paint them 🙂