Fail: Cotton Ball Painting

Pin Reaper: Virginia B.

Original Inspiration:, via


What I Did: I have a 22 month old and thought that cotton ball painting sounded brilliant! This was the result.

My Result:

pinterest fail clothespin painting messy kid craft

Next Time I Will:Β  Will totally do again. What could be better!?





  1. TCole

    He had a blast!!! I call that a WIN!!!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Amber

    less paint and stick to the three primary colors to avoid the yucky black mess

  3. Jenn

    That is so cute! Who cares about the colours, kids don’t care. And the mess – that’s the best part of being a kid! Next activity straight after could be the paddling pool with bubbles or something – start the cleanup and colour the water a bit, hehe πŸ™‚

  4. kath

    great, he certainly seems to be enjoying himself

    Lovely to see you didn’t mind him getting into this state -some people would have had the cleansing wipes out at the first hint of a mess

    love it, certainly didn’t turn out like the original pin but I don’t see it as a fail as you both seem to have had lots of fun

  5. Dawn

    LOL! Love this – it is awesome. I think it is a complete WIN!

  6. Rene

    Win, Win, Win!!!

  7. kaley

    the 3 primary colors will still make a yucky mess. when you mix any triad, you get black.

  8. Jennifer

    That first kid looks like Judi Dench!

  9. jewls

    Good thing you tried it outside!! πŸ˜‰

  10. Janet

    I LOVE this!

  11. Julie

    I love that you gave your son this fun activity. Probably most kids with this project would look like this if they were allowed to really give it their all–you did great!

  12. SiennaS

    Awww! the little one looked like he had a lot of fun, that’s all that matters πŸ™‚

  13. Melannie

    BAHAHAHA!!!! I never actually laugh out loud over the funny things I see on the internet, but here I am, 5:30 in the morning laughing my butt off! I’m in love with this site, and your little boy is adorable! I’ve got a few pics of mine with the same results.

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