Now that Grayson is a little older, I've been trying some new fun things for us to do. I've wanted him to finger paint for awhile now, but just didn't trust he was at a good age too. Last spring/summer would've been great because we could've gone outside, but he had just turned 1 and everything was going directly in his mouth.
In true Grayson fashion, he took it very seriously at first. Slowly dipping his finger in the paint & then on the paper. Once he started to get the hang of it he had paint all over his arms, hands and forehead. It was straight to the bath. Even with the mess on him and on parts of the chair & table, I just enjoyed watching him explore this new activity. The paint was also waterproof, so that helped clean-up tremendously.