This was a really cool thing I found to do with the kids on Pinterest.
All you need is an empty canvas, tape, and some finger paint. This was a low low budget deal for us and did not cost anything as we already had the supplies in hand.
The first thing you need to do is make your design on the canvas with the tape. We did our initials! Next you let the kids paint. We used one color for each (well that was the original plan) and I made three blobs of paint one regular one washed out with white and one with brown to darken the original color for texture. After you paint your canvas and let it dry you peel back the tape to see your design.
We had fun and the girls stayed pretty clean. The project was meant to be done like finger painting but the kids wanted to do it with brushes. This was a pretty cool idea and one I would totally revisit in a few years and maybe come up with more complex designs for our tape. But for now it was a thumbs up from us!