“Paint On!” Friend, Sept. 2003, 22
If you like to sponge-paint but don’t like the mess it makes, here’s a way to avoid the problem. Get some empty thread spools and ask a grown-up to hot-glue them to the backs of sponges. This will keep your fingers clean and make your art more fun.
And have you tried ice-cube painting? This, too, is lots of fun. First, cover your table with newspaper. Then lay down a piece of heavy manila paper of the size you want your painting to be. Put dry tempera paint into saltshakers and shake the paint onto your manila paper. Use the ice cube to spread the paint around.