Our Artsy + Messy Date Night #YesToTheMess

Our Artsy + Messy Date Night #YesToTheMess

Lately, we’ve been getting into climbing and spend most of our downtime at The Grotto. I prefer not calling all our workouts “dates”, but it’s been challenging making time for other dates.

We don’t like getting things messy, because neither of us enjoy the cleanup process. That’s a big reason why I don’t like cooking, painting, or anything that clutters up the home, but we’ve both been trying to be more open to letting our creativity flow. We recently purged our closet and were planning on donating all of our clothes when we came up with a fun date night idea. We decided to take some old pieces of clothes and paint each other!

Messy + Creative Date Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com
Messy + Creative Date Night Ideas at Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com

Here’s what you need:

  • Solid light-colored (preferably white) T-shirts
  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sponge brushes
  • Paper / Scissors / Pen for cutout (optional if you want to paint with negative space)

We took turns and laid out on an old bedsheet we were throwing out (you can use newspaper) and spattered paint on each other. Something about throwing paint around and getting messy really makes the kid in you come out.

Messy + Creative Date Night Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.comMessy + Creative Date Night Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com
Messy + Creative Date Night Ideas at Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com Messy + Creative Date Night Ideas at Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com
Messy + Creative Date Night Ideas at Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com
Messy + Creative Date Night Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.comMessy + Creative Date Night Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com

I haven’t quite mastered Jacob’s #LocalAdventurerJUMP. It’s gonna happen someday!

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Painting faces >> painting shirts!

Messy and Creative Dates at Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com

Afterwards, we still had a mess to clean up but we mustered up the resolve to do so. Swiffer sent us a special green box with a WetJet, so this was the perfect time to break it in. It cleaned the paint right up and we were on such a roll, we decided to WetJet our entire apartment. I had only used the wet swiffers with my regular Swiffer before, but the cleaning solution made it much easier.

Messy + Creative Date Night Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.comMessy + Creative Date Night Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.comMessy + Creative Date Night Ideas At Home - Say Yes to the Mess // localadventurer.com

WIN YOUR OWN SWIFFER BOX

We’ve partnered with Swiffer to encourage you to say #YesToTheMess! We’ll be giving away a big green box with a bunch of Swiffer goodies so that you can have a date night or family night. For those of you who have kids, this is a great excuse to do a fun and messy play activity together, and teach them about cleaning up afterwards (or at the very least, get through the cleaning quickly!). Comment below to enter to win!

Is there an activity or art project you’ve wanted to do but haven’t done?
What’s the last fun date night you’ve had?

xoxo estherJacob

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