Need an easy activity to keep your kids busy this Christmas season? Try this mess free Christmas activity! All you need is foam, water, a paintbrush, and some painter’s tape! So easy.

December is busy. You’re trying to juggle all the things and still make Christmas magical for your kids. You need something easy to pull together that is festive, doesn’t make a mess, and isn’t hard to set up.

This foam Christmas tree is perfect to keep kids occupied! Bonus, it looks cute as a decoration too.

You can do this easy mess free Christmas activity on an easel, in the shower or bathtub, or on a window!

Set up is so quick!

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What you need for this mess free Christmas activity:

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  • Foam sheets
  • Foam Paint brush
  • Cup of water (with very little water) or a sponge
  • Scissors
  • Painters Tape


Prep ahead by taping a Christmas tree onto the window or easel using painter’s tape.

Next, cut out a variety of shapes from foam sheets. We cut out triangles, circles, squares, rectangles, and diamonds.

Finally, dip the foam paint brush into water and squeeze it out so that it doesn’t drip.

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How to play with this foam Christmas activity

  1. Take your paintbrush and dip it in the water. Squeeze off excess water.

2. Paint on the window (or easel or shower wall) with water.

3. Stick the foam onto the wet window! Watch what happens. The kids will love discovering that foam + water will stick on the window!

It’s so cool!

Kids can paint the foam shapes and then stick them onto the window and they will stick too! You can do this with letters and numbers too.

Want more Christmas themed activities to try? These Christmas ornament ideas are so fun!