That being said, I absolutely love to embrace a 'why not?' attitude when it comes to letting my girl explore, have fun AND get super messy (as long as it's safe). This is one way to create great memories and allow personalities and imagination to grow!
Here are a few of our most recent 'why not' moments...
Bubbles in the sand/water table. Perfect way to clean it out too!
Another was letting her paint her body with the finger paint we made (safe). Just rinse off in the pool after.:) Here's our link on the safe finger paint we made.
This idea came from a friend who found it on Pinterest. Easy enough... shaving cream and a dollar store tablecloth. Loads of fun but VERY messy. I gave my girl two baths after this one!
Making some delicious mud pies. We actually have a separate blog post about mud pies!
I'll admit, sometimes having a 'why not' attitude with stuff like this can be exhausting (extra work with clean up) and it does require you to be relatively laid back with messiness. Ironically, this was NOT me prior to having children.
I think you also have to be in the mood for it...stars aligned. I figure it's all in the name of fun and exploration....plus, how great will it be to look back at the photos years down the road?!