One of my favorite things about the city is all the free activities available for kids.
We have occasionally been enjoying art in the park. Toddlers and kids of all ages can enjoy crafts and coloring, and new projects daily in Riverside park. I love doing art projects with Clara, but they are messy, time consuming, and don't last that long. So when someone sets up, cleans up and even gives my kid a little instruction and encouragement for free next to the best park in New York City, I am sold. Clara spent a good half hour playing with the below puffy paint which they made by filling tins with:
They let the kids mix them up and used foam brushes and a pail to rinse off after each color change.
This would be a great craft for winter, and would probably be really fun in the tub.